Friday, June 21, 2013

Rhoda Coming to MeTV Network in July 2013; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 24, 2013)

Rhoda
The MeTV Network is reuniting Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) and Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper)! Beginning Monday, July 8, The Mary Tyler Moore Show spin-off series Rhoda will join the MeTV line-up and will air weeknights at 9:30PM. This means both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, will air weeknights back-to-back beginning at 9:00PM. The addition of Rhoda will push back The Dick Van Dyke Show from 9:30 to 10PM, while The Odd Couple also gets pushed from 10PM to 10:30PM. The odd show out will be Hogan's Heroes, which was airing at 10:30pm, but will now be off the line-up. These changes are last minute additions to the already announced Summer of Me line-up on MeTV, which we announced before. No other changes will be made. Rhoda is a surprise and welcome addition, though. Relive the comedy and sometimes drama of two best friends who met in Minneapolis, shared an apartment, as well as years of laughter, tears and everything in between. Mary and Rhoda are together again on MeTV!

Rhoda was last seen on AmericanLife TV and FamilyNet a few years back. It was paired with another Mary Tyler Moore spin-off, Phyllis. While MeTV won't be airing Phyllis, we still get Rhoda on MeTV. This is a great way to remember Valerie Harper while she is still with us (as you know she is suffering from a rare, terminal cancer). Stay with us for continued updates!


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 24-28, 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 24, 2013
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Watch Melissa on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, check your listings for time and station on that one.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - John chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond creator) - Creator, writer and executive producer Phil Rosenthal and his wife, actress Monica Horan Rosenthal, discuss their latest endeavor partnering with Inner-City Arts, an organization dedicated to providing thousands of children an arts education on Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about his new movie, The Heat, in the 10am hour on NBC's Today.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle shares her excitement about portraying the First Lady in the new movie, White House Down, on Home & Family at 10am on Hallmark Channel. She also cooks beef braciole with prosciutto and olives with Mario Batali and Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Full House) - Catch Bob on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Breckin Meyer (Married to the Kellys/Inside Schwartz) - Breckin appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me!) - Tune in to see Wendie on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Will drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Rebel Wilson (Fun Night) - Rebel is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy chats on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric brings the funny when he joins Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall in making a salmon club sandwich with delicious bacon on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Watch Jamie on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Steve Carell (The Office - Steve continues to make the rounds on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He also talks about Despicable Me on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley stops by both ABC's Good Morning America (between 7-9am) and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jami Gertz (The Neighbors/Still Standing/Square Pegs) and Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Jami and Constance appear on a Hollywood Moms repeat of The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Catch David on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse appears on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia is a guest on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Eden Sher (The Middle) - Eden returns with news about the Emotionary, a unique dictionary, on Home & Family at 10am on Hallmark Channel.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi stops by the studio of ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Jim on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs as part of the summer concert series on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
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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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