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 (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)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 20

Family Guy - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.