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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First 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 / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.