Friday, October 18, 2013

Entertainment Weekly Reunites 10 Classic TV and Movie Casts; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 21, 2013)



Entertainment Weekly is releasing their fourth annual "The Reunions Issue" next Friday (Oct. 25) and it will feature ten classic TV and movie casts reuniting! ABC's Good Morning America has started previewing each reunion as of Wednesday. First up, GMA showed the cast of the hit Julia Roberts film Mystic Pizza reuniting! Yesterday GMA brought us Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers of the '80s TV drama Hart to Hart reuniting and hosted by Parks and Recreation stars Amy Poehler and Adam Scott! Today GMA reunited the cast of the '70s family TV drama The Waltons! Good "morning" John Boy! Now those are just three of the ten featured on EW's "The Reunion Issue." Other classic casts reunited are: Boy Meets World, Frasier, The X-Files, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, School of Rock, Do the Right Thing and Wicked. Watch for more of these on Good Morning America airing next week! But if you can't wait until then or can't wait to pick up the issue itself next Friday, you can look at some of the cast pictures, both then and now!

So if you're missing Mulder and Scully and can't cope without Cory and Topanga, Entertainment Weekly has you covered with the fourth annual Reunions Issue. The casts have reassembled to chat about their iconic characters and swap stories about life on the set. And that's not all! Fans of Frasier, Mystic Pizza, or The X-Files can even purchase one of three special collector's edition covers.


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 Oct. 21-25, 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, October 21, 2013
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Watch Alec on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. He is also a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Toni appears on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Connolly (Entourage/Unhappily Ever After) - Kevin visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. He will also be on Good Day NY on WNYW-Fox5 between 7-9am.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will also be on CBS This Morning between 7-9am.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Tune in to see Soleil on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jennie Garth (What I Like About You) - Jennie chats on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office) - Angela is a guest on The Better Show, so check your local listings. It will be rebroadcast on Tuesday at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. drops by ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • The Cast of Frasier - The cast of Frasier will reunite on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Tune in to see Alyssa on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. She will also be on Sirius / XM Satellite Radio.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric reunite on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. They will also be on Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth on Yahoo.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • The Cast of Boy Meets World) - The cast of Boy Meets World will reunite on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace/Breaking In) - Watch Megan on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Aresenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun) - John discusses his new children's book, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo, on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will also be New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET (tentative).
  • The Cast of The Middle - The cast of The Middle celebrates the show's 100th episode on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. They will later appear on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. It's a "Heck" of a great time, when the whole Heck family—aka, the cast of ABC's hit comedy The Middle, Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer visit and cook with Iron Chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted and the cast of CSI celebrate the show's 300th episode on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. Ted will also be on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. talks about his new game show on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha dishes about the new season of For Better or Worse on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on HuffPost Live.
  • Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat/The Mary Tyler Moore Show/McHale's Navy) - Gavin talks about his book, This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life, on NBC's Today between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
  • Robin Williams (The Crazy Ones/Mork & Mindy) - Catch Robin on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy appears on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace/Breaking In) - Megan drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Let's Stay Together/Sparks) - Kym chats on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game/The Steve Harvey Show) - Wendy appears on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke is a guest on The Better Show, so check your local listings. It will be rebroadcast on Friday at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • Mike O'Malley (Welcome to the Family/Yes, Dear) - Mike visits The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Letscher (Joey/Good Morning, Miami/Almost Perfect) - Matt is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie will be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun) - John discusses his new children's book, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo, on Good Day NY on WNYW-Fox5 between 7-9am.
  • Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat/The Mary Tyler Moore Show/McHale's Navy) - Gavin talks about his book, This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life, in NYC on Good Day NY between 7-9am on WNYW-Fox5.
Friday, October 25, 2013
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch Wanda on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men) - Kal is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney guest hosts a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife) - Malin chats about Trophy Wife on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Josh Charles (Sports Night) - Josh stops by CBS This Morning between 7-9am.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is in the house on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about his career and latest film news on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell - Elizabeth and her Dancing with the Stars partner Val Chmerkovskiy are guests on The Ellen DeGeners Show, so check your local listings.
  • Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat/The Mary Tyler Moore Show/McHale's Navy) - Gavin talks about his new memoir, This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life, on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 22

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Orgy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions run high as the vampires prepare to host the Biannual Vampire Orgy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Watch John and his daughter Ella Bleu on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Kaitlyn appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - Beanie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) and Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Jenny and Patton talk about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ed Asner (Dead to Me/Center of the Universe/Thunder Alley/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Ed and his son Matt are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
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