Friday, July 26, 2013

TCA Summer 2013 Press Tour: Cable Day 2; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 29, 2013)

Yesterday was day two for cable for the TCA Summer 2013 press tour. The networks that presented were BBC America, TLC, Discovery, OWN and HBO. Among the key highlights were a new comedy for HBO. In his first lead role in a comedy series, Stephen Merchant (Golden Globe winner as writer-executive producer of The Office UK and HBO's Extras) stars as Stuart in Hello Ladies, which begins its eight-episode season on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10:30pm ET/PT, exclusively on HBO, immediately following the season premiere of Eastbound & Down. The rest of the cast includes Christine Woods, Nate Torrence and Kevin Weisman, while guests include Crista Flanagan, Jenny Slate, Sean Wing and Sarah Wright. Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced programming premieres including the OWN premiere of Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse season three starting Wednesday, Sept. 18 with back-to-back half-hour episodes at 9 and 9:30pm. OWN also announced that on Sunday, August 18 at 9, Oprah and actress Lindsay Lohan come together for an exclusive highly anticipated in-depth conversation in Oprah's Next Chapter.

The final day for the cable portion will be today (which will include Lifetime promoting new drama The Witches of East End) before broadcast takes over tomorrow. First up on broadcast will be NBC on Saturday, CBS on Monday, The CW on Tuesday, Fox on Thursday, and ABC a week from Sunday.


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 July 29-Aug. 2, 2013, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, July 29, 2013
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Watch Neil on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Web Therapy/The Comeback/Friends) - Lisa is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jim Rash (Community) - Jim chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (It's a Living) - From the original Broadway musical Dreamgirls and author of Redefining Diva, Sheryl takes you behind the scenes of Dreamgirls and explains how she stayed true to herself in the entertainment industry on Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric talks about getting trapped in an elevator with his co-stars on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse appears on a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Catch Bryan on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development) - Henry stops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank guests on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) and Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Maya and Mindy make us laugh on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
  • Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier) - Watch Jane on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Champs) - Kevin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Tune in to see Jenny on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - A super fan surprise for one lucky viewer who gets a New Girl makeover by celebrity stylist Brad Goreski and the chance to meet her idol, Zooey Deschanel, on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (The Parkers/Sparks) - See inside the real Modern Family home, come along for Kym's wild Hollywood home tour on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Catch Selena on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Georgia King (The New Normal) - Georgia visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan continues to make the rounds on The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family) - On the Academy Awards® edition of Marie, TV mom from the hit 70’s show The Partridge Family, Oscar® Winner Shirley Jones sits down to talk about her amazing career, famous family and her upcoming memoir on a repeat at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • George Lopez (George Lopez) - George talks about his divorce and kidney transplant on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (The Game/Moesha) - Brandy guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Friday, August 2, 2013
  • Lisa Kudrow (Web Therapy/The Comeback/Friends) - Watch Lisa on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan wraps up his appearances this week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Everybody Loves Raymond), Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm), Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) and Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Favorite TV moms appear on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, August 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Separation Agitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Howard and Bernadette have a hard time leaving Halley in day care when Bernadette returns to work. Also, Bert (Brian Posehn) introduces the gang to his new girlfriend, Rebecca (April Bowlby).

Kevin Can Wait - "Quiet Diet" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Donna says she’ll send Kevin to the Mets Fantasy Camp if he lowers his cholesterol, Chale secretly coaches Kevin through a juice cleanse.

Great News - "The Red Door" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Carol (Andrea Martin) is excited when Chuck (John Michael Higgins) asks her to wait for the cable guy at his townhouse, until Chuck gives an ominous warning that tests her curiosity. Meanwhile, Portia's (Nicole Richie) phone gets hacked and Katie (Briga Heelan) struggles not to read her private emails.

The Guest Book - "Story Six" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Federal agent Trina books the mountain cabin to protect valuable witness Blake, but Blake has his own ideas on how to escape the people who are after him.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Thursday, August 24

  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Catch Jim on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Timothy Simons (Veep) - Timothy visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miriam Shorr and Peter Hermann (Younger) - Miriam and Peter are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.