Friday, August 16, 2013

TV's Funniest of the Funniest Airs Sept. 1 on NBC; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19, 2013)

The top laugh-out loud scenes from the greatest television shows of all time are celebrated in TV's Funniest of the Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special, airing Sunday, Sept. 1 (9-11 pm ET) on NBC. This is the annual Paley Center for Media original special. With 60 years of hilarious television show moments to choose from, the special focuses on the top 30 funniest moments - ranked in a countdown format and leading to No. 1 - in television history. Unforgettable scenes are humorously captured from TV's most popular comedies, including Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, Friends, Will & Grace, Everybody Loves Raymond, Cheers, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, The Cosby Show and Modern Family, as well as unforgettable classics such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Love Lucy, The Carol Burnett Show and All in the Family. The lively laughfest will also include clips from other comedies like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Taxi, Malcolm in the Middle, Married with Children, Spin City, The Office, In Living Color, How I Met Your Mother, Roseanne and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Matthew Perry, Betty White, Lucille Ball, Neil Patrick Harris, Jerry Seinfeld, Johnny Galecki, Dan Castellaneta, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Ted Danson, Michael J. Fox, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen are just a few of the many performers who will be spotlighted in memorable moments. Comic gems will also feature Christina Applegate, Eric McCormack, Tony Danza, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinksi, Brad Garrett, Phil Hartman, Jane Kaczmarek, Katey Sagal and more. Beloved stars featured in the clips will be interviewed, sharing revealing behind-the-scenes commentary about what led to each classic moment. It's an engaging all-star salute to TV's funniest scenes that television fans won't want to miss. The Paley Center will be live tweeting during the Sept. 1. special. Follow @paleycenter on Twitter and use the hashtag #PaleyCountdown to share predictions of what is the funniest moment in TV history and join in the conversation.


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 Aug. 19-23, 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!

Todd Bridges

Sunday, August 18, 2013

  • Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes) - Todd is back in the spotlight when he appears on Oprah: Where Are They Now? on OWN this Sunday, August 18, at 8PM ET/PT. Viewers will have the chance to catch up with the Diff'rent Strokes star when he sits down to talk about his struggle with drug abuse, and how being sober and a father to his two children has changed his life.
Monday, August 19, 2013
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl) - Watch Max on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal appears on an encore broadcast of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Engvall (The Bill Engvall Show) - Bill joins Cristina in the kitchen to cook up something fun on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Catch Louie on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Tune in to see Kunal on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Catch Josh on a repeat of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Full House) - Bob is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Tune in to see Johnny on a repeat of Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • The Cast of Workaholics - The cast are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me) - David is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, August 23, 2013
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Watch Neil on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He also appears with Grown Ups 2 stars David Spade, Chris Rock and Adam Sandler on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Harper (Rhoda/Valerie) - Valerie is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 11

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

The Kids Are Alright - "Christmas 1972" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in.

black-ish - "Christmas in Theater Eight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

Splitting Up Together - "Messy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Lena and Vlad’s unexpected kiss, things get more complicated as they begin their new work partnership while working with a new client. Elsewhere, Martin goes to Paige’s house for more privacy and gets a glimpse into what a more typical divorced home life is, causing him to become uneasy. Back at home, Mason and Mae go head-to-head after Mae finds out that Mason has a crush on a pretentious girl at school.

The Guest Book - "Everybody Loves Clark" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony; both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child; some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Tuesday, December 11

  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk/Search Party) - Catch Ron on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That 70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso and his wife Angela discuss holiday hacks on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo discusses the season of giving thanks and the amazing efforts of St. Jude on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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