Friday, June 14, 2013
Seinfeld Reunion on Kirstie Alley TV Land Sitcom This Fall; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17, 2013)
Looks like we have a Seinfeld mini-reunion on TV Land this fall. Jason Alexander has officially moved on from Vandalay Industries – now he's got a new job as Broadway star Maddie Banks' (Kirstie Alley) agent in TV Land's new sitcom Kirstie (formerly titled Kirstie's New Show) in a guest starring role. Set to tape later this month, the episode reunites Alexander with his former Seinfeld co-star Michael Richards who plays Alley's eccentric driver in the new comedy. The sitcom already was going to be a Cheers reunion since Alley and former Cheers co-star Rhea Perlman are in the main cast. Kirstie revolves around Madison "Maddie" Banks (Kirstie Alley, Cheers), a renowned Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Arlo (Eric Petersen), the son she gave up at birth, suddenly appears hoping to connect after his adoptive parents have died. However, Maddie doesn't exactly see nerdy and schlubby Arlo fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. But when Maddie's assistant and best friend, Thelma (Rhea Perlman, Cheers), and outlandish driver Frank (Michael Richards, Seinfeld) encourage her to give Arlo a chance, Maddie is shocked to find that perhaps she has motherly instincts after all.
TV Land has ordered 12 episodes of the sitcom. We will have a premiere date very soon. In other TV Land news, just the other day we mentioned 'Til Death is coming to TV Land and we mentioned it would just be airing on Saturdays...but now it will be airing more. The sitcom will also air weekdays 7-8pm as well as the previously announced Saturday block from 5-8pm. The weekday block will lead-in to Everybody Loves Raymond, which also stars Brad Garrett. As a reminder, TV Land launches Friends tonight. Friends will also be part of the "Summer of Sitcoms Marathons," a four-nights-per-week extravaganza every Thursday through Sunday starting at 10pm ET/PT beginning June 20. TV Land has Doug and Carrie heading up Thursday nights on King of Queens, a super Friends Friday, Ray and his crazy (but loveable) family on Everybody Loves Raymond on Saturday, and your favorite seniors on The Golden Girls on Sunday. And finally, as we mentioned Three's Company is back on weekday mornings from 5-6am but it will also air Sunday mornings from 6am-10am starting June 30.
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 17-21, 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!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
- Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on a prime time special Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night on ABC at 7pm ET and following the NBA game on the west coast.
- Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Watch Alyssa on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Billy Crystal (Soap) - Billy visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) - Chris appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
- Sean Hayes (Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
- The Cast of Hot in Cleveland - Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri tells us about her new comedy special Sherri Shepherd: It's My Time to Talk and her new book, Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It), on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
- Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona stops by Home & Family at 10am on Hlalmark Channel.
- John C. McGinley (Scrubs) - John discusses his recent role playing alongside Harrison Ford in the movie 42, and acting with Al Pacino on Broadway in Glengarry Glen Ross on Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
- Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Kristen is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
- Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Catch Mr. Warmth on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy drops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
- Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Tom Arnold (Roseanne/Tom/The Jackie Thomas Show) - Tom discusses his issues with infertility on Katie, so check your local listings.
- Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
- Mark-Paul Gosselear (Saved by the Bell and Breckin Meyer (Married to the Kellys) - The stars of Franklin & Bash are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
- Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
- Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) - Michael is a guest on Tavis Smiley, so check your local listings.
- Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
- Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show - Cedric tells us about the new season of The Soul Man on TV Land and his new hosting duties of Millionaire on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
- Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
- Sean Hayes (Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia discusses marriage, aging and cursing on Katie, so check your local listings.
- Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
- John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Catch John 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.
- Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Maggie Elizabeth Jones (Ben and Kate) - Maggie is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on Joy Behar: Say Anything at 9pm on Current.
- Penny Marshall (Laverne & Shirley) - Penny visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric continues to make the rounds on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
- Billy Crystal (Soap) - Billy continues to make the rounds on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
- Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock and Kevin James - The cast of Grown Ups 2 are guests on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
- Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa appears on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
- Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
- Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - Bill appears on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Wednesday, April 26
The Goldbergs - "Fonzie Scheme" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Murray is honored as one of Jenkintown’s top businessmen, his plaque is hung on a wall with all of the other honorees. And soon Beverly is dismayed to learn he has no discernable hobbies, and her attempts to help him find some backfire. Meanwhile, Barry creates a scheme stealing golf carts, but the situation goes awry and Erica comes to save the day.
Speechless - "R-U-N-- RUNAWAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya learns JJ attempted to run away, she is determined to help him complete the task as any able-bodied person could, but her actions exasperate JJ, as he longs for independence. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to have hard talks with the kids without Maya, and Dylan tries to get Kenneth to revive his glory days as a high school sports star.
black-ish - "Sister, Sister" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bow’s sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn’t have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.
black-ish - "All Groan Up" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Zoey gets into several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin to feel worried and sentimental. They reflect back on memories they’ve had with the family and wonder what life will be like without her around all the time. Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.
Nobodies - "Not the Emmys" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Award season! Larry, Rachel and Hugh are going to the Annies… while all their Groundlings friends are going to the Emmys.
Lopez - "No Country Club for Young Men" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George gets Hector a job at his country club, but he falls in with a bad crowd of rich kids. Olly's little sister rolls back into town while Manolo struggles to stay focused in his GED class.
Hollywood Darlings - "Driving Miss Jodie" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jodie must choose between a sports car and a minivan; Christine's dream of participating in an exclusive yoga class is thwarted by a loud-breathing celebrity classmate.
Return of the Mac - "The Wrong Stuff" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Feeling threatened by newly appointed sidekick Joey Fatone, Joe heads to a comedy club to hone his comedy monologue skills.
Wednesday, April 26
- Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
- America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite) - Maria appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
- Henry Zebrowski (A to Z) - Henry is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
- John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
- Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri talks about the disease she won’t let destroy her on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your loclal listings.
- Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity makes pecan bars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
- Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
- Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.