Friday, May 31, 2013

GMC Becomes UP Tomorrow, Schedule Changes; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 3, 2013)



Tomorrow (Saturday, June 1) as we mentioned, gmc becomes UP and we have some schedule changes to announce. The Saturday schedule will change a bit and will now have four hours of sitcoms only. The long blocks are no longer happening, as we get an hour each of Smart Guy, Sister Sister, Moesha and 227 from 9am-1pm. The current line-up had Smart Guy, Sister Sister and Moesha with multiple hour blocks each from 9am-5pm. Saturday afternoons will now have four episodes of Touched by an Angel or 7th Heaven. Those two dramas will rotate, so this week is Touched by an Angel but next week will be 7th Heaven. The weekday changes will begin on Monday (June 3) and the only change is in the morning. Family Ties returns to the morning line-up and will air weekdays from 10am-12pm, replacing The Waltons. That drama is now off the regular schedule for now, but a marathon is scheduled on Sunday, June 30 from 3pm-1am, which includes some Walton movies. Back to Family Ties, it will also continue to air in its late night hour of 2am, so we have three hours every weekday now of Alex P. Keaton and family.

Stay with us for continued updates on UP. The network will actually officially change its name to UP tonight at midnight during a movie.


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 June 3-7, 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, June 3, 2013
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Watch Neil on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Nathan Lane (Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence) - Nathan appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office) - Craig stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?) - Alyssa visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. Mistresses premieres on ABC on Monday, June 3 at 10pm/9pm Central.
  • Elizabeth Perkins (How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)) - Elizabeth discusses type-1 diabetes on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island) - Dawn tells-all about what it was really like to work on the beloved show and reveals her favorite memories with fellow cast members on Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • Jaleel White (Family Matters) - Former child stars, including Jaleel White, Mara Wilson and Jonathan Lipnicki (The Jeff Foxworthy Show/Meego), discuss Amanda Bynes and others whose lives seem to go out of control on Katie, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Nick on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anne Heche (Save Me) - Anne is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace/Breaking In) - Megan drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil continues to make the rounds on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place) - David talks about about his current project working alongside comedians Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade in Grown Ups 2 on Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • Jennifer Finnigan (Better with You) - Jennifer guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sofia Vergara (The View) - Sofia chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) and George Lopez (George Lopez) - Sherri and George are guest co-hosts of The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Watch Johnny on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) - Danny appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) - Chris visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • George Lopez (George Lopez) - George is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie) - Bridgit stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida appears on a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?) - Alyssa continues to make the rounds on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on a special Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night at 8pm/7pm ET/CT and following the NBA Game on the west coast. Will also appears with his son, Jaden, on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Christopher Meloni (The Fanelli Boys/1st & Ten) - Christopher visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) - Danny continues to make the rounds on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea is a guest on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Tune in to see Queen Latifah on a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Friday, June 7, 2013
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Watch Neil on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. He will also be on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (My Secret Identity/Carpoolers/We Are Men) - Jerry guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur (Retired at 35) - Marisa is a guest on a repeat of The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi) - Marilu guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) - David appears on Katie, so check your local listings.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 14

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cousin Eddie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The battle begins between mother and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he wants to spend Christmas with friend Nicole in New York. But Jessica insists that tradition prevails and he needs to spend the holiday with the family, so he does everything within his power to try and get her to crack and allow him to go. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan do their best to try and help an overwhelmed Emery decide on which one of his numerous friends to invite to the family’s Christmas Eve dinner.

Speechless - "J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters (guest stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie).

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits 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 on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

In “Pioneer Women,” Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League leads to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era. They select the turn of the last century, and as Lucy and Ethel start to bake their own bread and churn their own butter, the men become acquainted with straight-blade shaving and riding home from work on horseback. They all have some “‘splainin’” to do when two ladies from the Society Matrons’ League stop by for an unexpected visit.

“Pioneer Women” was originally broadcast on March 31, 1952, and became an immediate viewer favorite.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The special features the season one episode “Where Did I Come From,” written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode “Never Bathe on Saturday,” also written by Reiner. 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 Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife, Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son, Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional “The Alan Brady Show”; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

In “Where Did I Come From,” 6-year-old Ritchie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. The episode was first presented on Jan. 3, 1961 during the series’ first season.

In “Never Bathe on Saturday,” the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout. The episode was first presented on March 31, 1965, during season four.

Last Man Standing - "The Gift of the Mike Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa helps the family realize the importance of its long-standing holiday family traditions.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow resident who may or may not be the "Zodiac Killer."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Friday, December 14

  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Watch Karen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about The Party's Just Beginning on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Watch Tony on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Laura Linney (The Big C) and Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Bryan, Laura and Nick make special guest appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Romany Malco (Weeds/Blunt Talk) - Romany is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about the film Private Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Angela and her husband Joshua Snyder serve up monkey bread and chocolate peppermint cupcakes on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris talks about Clara's Ghost on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Hallmark Channel's A Gingerbread Romance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.


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