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)

The League - Season 7 - The Final Fantasy Maude - The Complete Fifth Season Workaholics - Season Six Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series Family Matters - The Complete Seventh Season

06/14 - Ballers - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
06/14 - The League - Season 7 - The Final Fantasy
06/14 - The League - The Complete Series
06/14 - Maude - The Complete Fifth Season
06/14 - Survivor's Remorse - The Complete Second Season
06/21 - Workaholics - Season Six
06/24 - The Monkees - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
06/28 - Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series
07/08 - The Monkees - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/12 - Grady - The Best of Grady
07/26 - Family Mattters - The Complete Seventh Season
07/26 - Where's Huddles? - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, July 30

Last Man Standing - "Tanks for the Memories" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike is anxious to buy the miniature tank collection once belonging to the late husband of his neighbor, Helen Potts (Patricia Richardson). But when he discovers Helen already sold the collection, he goes to extremes to make the collection his own. Meanwhile, Kristin and Ed are concerned when a mysterious “Bubba X” posts a scathing review about their dining experience at the Outdoor Man Restaurant.

Dr. Ken - "Kevin O'Connell" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Ken is taken aback when he meets Allison’s former boyfriend Kevin O’Connell (guest star Will Yun Lee, “The Wolverine”), now a very hot and successful doctor. So when Ken is asked to speak at a banquet honoring Kevin, he uses the opportunity more as a roast. Meanwhile, Molly struggles with a school assignment asking for what she wants to be when she grows up.

The Thundermans - "Robin Hood: Prince of Heebs" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Chloe announces that Max is her favorite sibling, Phoebe tries to show her the "real" Max by telling a Robin Hood-style bedtime story about the great Phoebe Hood and the evil Maxingham.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "New Kid on the Block" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Quads try to make friends with their new neighbor in order to get access to the coolest treehouse ever, but soon find out she is not what she seems.

Legendary Dudas - "King Sam; Karate Kids" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Sam impresses his new classmates with an epic birthday party, but his extravagance leads to a bill he can't pay. Hoping to earn a spot on a television talent show, Tyler convinces Carter to revive their old martial arts act.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 1)

Monday, August 1

  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Simon on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Florence Foster Jenkins on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner) Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Shiri and Constance are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. They also talk about UnREAL on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Constance will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) - Thomas, Kumail and Zach are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jack Black (The Brink) - Jack appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will and the cast of Suicide Squad are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie shares his One Last Thing on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Anna Gunn (Down the Shore) - Anna is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) - Cameron and Rhea discuss their new Seeso original comedy series Take My Wife on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John discusses his role of Flash, the much-acclaimed former lead guitarist of The Heathens, the band he formed with Johnny (Denis Leary) in the FX hit comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.