Friday, November 16, 2012

Join ALF This Thanksgiving on The Hub; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 19, 2012)

ALF Thanksgiving

The Hub TV Network celebrates "Fappiano" (the name given to "Thanksgiving" on ALF's home planet Melmac) with a special twelve-hour ALF Thanksgiving Marathon on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22) from 6pm-6am ET, featuring favorite episodes of the beloved sitcom that the whole family can enjoy. Also, over the holiday weekend, the network offers up a feast of other family fare during a "Black Friday" movie marathon Friday, November 23 from 4pm-4am ET featuring Cats & Dogs, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Monster House. The holiday weekend concludes on Saturday, November 24 with a lineup of new episodes from several Hub Original series including a special holiday-themed musical episode of Pound Puppies (9 a.m. ET), produced by Hasbro Studios.

As for ALF, it features the adventures of Gordon Shumway, a furry, wisecracking alien from the planet Melmac who crash lands into the garage of the Tanner family. The Tanners offer him a home and give him the nickname ALF, short for "Alien Life Form." Created by Tom Patchett (The Carol Burnett Show) and Paul Fusco (also the puppeteer for ALF), the half-hour sitcom rose to popularity in the late 1980s on NBC cementing itself in the pop culture zeitgeist. Ha!
Stay tuned next week when we detail all of the Thanksgiving marathons! We can't believe it is that time of year already!




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 November 19-23, 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, November 19, 2012

  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Watch Eric on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Katie Aselton (The League) - Katie visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Free Agents/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Natasha is a guest on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother/Free Spirit) - Alyson drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Susie appears on Current TV's Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 6pm.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Amy on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) - Miranda visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey bakes pecan pie on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) - Rico discusses his new book, Reel Life Lessons... So Far, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Elizabeth Perkins (How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) - Elizabeth joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Watch Joseph on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy continues to make the rounds on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Tune in to see Jennifer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) - Rico appears on Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 6pm on Current TV.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
  • Natasha Leggero (Free Agents/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Natasha visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi) - Marilu whips up a chocolate almond toffee crunch on Marie on Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried/Action) - Gary guest co-hosts a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Friday, November 23, 2012
  • Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) - Watch Miranda on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet) - Kirstie is a guest on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) - Florence competes with Marie in TV trivia on Marie on Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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