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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Mad About You - The Complete Series The Jim Gaffigan Show Newhart - The Complete Fifth Season The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season The Wonder Years - Season Five

05/03 - Mad About You - The Complete Series
05/03 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season One
05/10 - Newhart - The Complete Fifth Season
05/17 - Angie Tribeca - The Complete First Season
05/17 - The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season
05/24 - The Wonder Years - Season Five
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, May 27

The Simpsons - "Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lonely Professor Fink uses science to turn himself into a man whom women find attractive. Then, overwhelmed by the attention, he invents an algorithm to perfectly pair the lonely men and women of Springfield, realizing that scientific exploration is his true love. Meanwhile, Marge, Bart, and Lisa visit Grampa for Valentine’s Day and try to rescue the old folks from a drug-induced hallucination that allows them to relive their happiest memories.

The Simpsons - "Gal of Constant Sorrow" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Bart accidentally sends a sweet homeless woman’s cart into the river, he allows her to live in his closet for a small fee. When Lisa discovers that the woman is an incredible folk singer, she offers her own closet and plans a concert, only to be disappointed by Hettie’s surprising substance abuse and violent nature. Meanwhile Homer tries to prove he’s handy, but accidentally traps the cat in the walls of the house.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "True Intentions" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Angela and Leslie are shocked when Jennifer confesses she has been keeping a secret.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Friday, May 27

  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Watch Maya on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Angie Tribeca on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lizzy Caplan (The Class/Party Down) - Lizzy talks about Now You See Me 2 on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Wedding Bells on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie shares a fun flashback from the original Ghostbusters on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Sam Waterson (Grace and Frankie) - Sam talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/TWo and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.