Friday, April 26, 2013

Hallmark Channel Removes Happy Days for Dramas; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 29, 2013)



In a last minute scheduling maneuver, The Hallmark Channel is dropping Happy Days from its line-up effective Monday (April 29, 2013). The classic sitcom was airing weekdays in a block from 2-5pm. Replacing the cool-amundo sitcom will be the return of two popular dramas: The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie. The dramas will air weekdays from 2-5pm with The Waltons at 2pm and Little House getting back-to-back hours at 3pm & 4pm. No word yet if and when Happy Days will return, but it is not on the current line-up now. Enjoy its last day (for now?) today. No other schedule changes will be made, which means series like The Brady Bunch (weekdays 5-8pm) will remain. Groovy. If our memory is correct, The Waltons will be airing for the first time since being removed in October while Little House hasn't aired on Hallmark since the end of December, which was a result of the addition of Happy Days/Brady Bunch in January. Stay with us for continued updates and we hope The Fonz and team are back soon, but you can still watch Happy Days on INSP and The Hub at least.


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 29-May 3, 2013, 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 29, 2013
  • Leah Remini (Family Tools/The King of Queens) - Watch Leah on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. Family Tools premieres on ABC on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30PM ET/PT.
  • Brad Garrett (How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Brad visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation) - Jim stops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi) - Marilu guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny guest co-hosts The View Monday-Wednesday on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tyler James Williams (Go On/Everybody Hates Chris) - Tyler talks about his about starring in Tyler Perry's new film, Peeples, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Catch Gabourey on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kyle Bornheimer (Family Tools/Worst Week/Romantically Challenged) - Kyle joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa is a guest on The Ricki Lake Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri will be on ABC's Good Morning America in the 8am hour.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Watch Kathy on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (Ed) - Michael appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary visits NBC's Today between 9-10am. She will also be on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H) - Sally chats on Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 9pm on Current.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kyle Bornheimer (Family Tools/Worst Week/Romantically Challenged) - Kyle appears on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Watch Julia on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Full House) - Bob stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke heats up the kitchen with Mario and braised beef short ribs with snow peas and oyster mushroom salad on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office) - Craig appears on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Jackée Harry (The First Family/227/Sister, Sister) - Jackée and other guests discuss breasts on The Ricki Lake Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office) - Catch Angela on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, January 21

The Thundermans - "Better Off Wed" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The kids learn that Dr. Colosso ruined their parents' wedding years earlier, and want to recreate Hank & Barb's dream day as their anniversary gift. However, Dr. Colosso remains a threat, and they must keep their plans a secret.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "Keeping Up with the Quadashians" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After binge watching their favorite reality TV show, the Quads decide their lives are every bit as "reality TV" worthy, and decide to make a show of their own. Guest Stars: Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler

School of Rock - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tomika and Zack work on a love song together, leading to a moment that will change their friendship forever. Summer and Lawrence hang out together for the first time, and Freddy helps Mr. Finn with a problem.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Saturday, January 21

  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, January 22
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, January 23
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.