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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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, January 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Romance Calibration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Penny feels that Leonard is taking her for granted, she decides to go on a spa weekend with Amy. Also, Wolowitz and Koothrappali try to fix a squeaky floorboard in the baby’s room.

The Great Indoors - "Mason Blows Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack tries to reassert his dominance as a reporter after Mason scores an investigative coup that turns him into an overnight celebrity. Also, Clark’s low self-esteem causes him to give Emma relationship advice about other guys instead of asking her out himself

Mom - "Good Karma and the Big Weird" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie encourages Christy to pursue Marjorie’s charming nephew, Nick, despite the fact that he’s been declared off limits. Chris Pratt, husband of MOM star Anna Faris, guest stars as Nick, Marjorie’s nephew.

Life in Pieces - "Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim’s in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom and they get sidetracked returning to their seats; Joan and Jen try to sneak into seats closer to the field; and Greg wins a chance to participate in a halftime contest involving a football toss.

Baskets - "Freaks" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip has to decide between a tarp and snacks.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.