Friday, November 15, 2013

Antenna TV Spends Thanksgiving with I Dream of Jeannie & More Sitcoms; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 18, 2013)

I Dream of Jeannie Marathon on Thanksgiving Day

Making a wish on a turkey wishbone and Dreaming of Jeannie? This Thanksgiving, Antenna TV will air a 27-hour I Dream of Jeannie marathon beginning at Midnight ET on Thursday, Nov. 28. Antenna TV, which airs on 83 affiliates across the U.S. reaching 67% of TV households, will air 54 back-to-back episodes of Jeannie starring Barbara Eden. BUT before that on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday Nov. 27, Antenna TV will run a cornucopia of Thanksgiving themed episodes of your favorite sitcoms: Father Knows Best, Bachelor Father, Hazel, Bewitched, All in the Family, Good Times, WKRP in Cincinnati, Diff'rent Strokes, Married...with Children and The Nanny from 5pm ET to Midnight, followed by a 27-hour I Dream of Jeannie marathon on Thanksgiving Day. The WKRP in Cincinnati Thanksgiving episode will air not once, not twice or even three times, but FOUR times in primetime from 8-10pm ET!

And finally, I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden has shared a special message for fans: "Thankful for Jeannie? Well, I must say, I am thankful for all the wonderful fans and viewers who have continued to show their love for a fun little show like I Dream of Jeannie! Thank you so much! Your love and support truly mean the world to me and I am very, very thankful for all of you! Thank you to Antenna TV for helping keep the magic alive!"


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 Nov. 18-22, 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, November 18, 2013

  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - Watch the legendary Mr. Cosby on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Café) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC. She shows off her Thanksgiving recipes on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff is a guest on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi guest co-hosts The View all this week on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She will also discuss her new book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Tune in to see Zooey on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim is a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri visits The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha guest co-hosts ABC's The Chew on Monday and Tuesday at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Catch Jennifer on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. Finally, he will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - Bill is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Caveman) - Nick appears on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Mario is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric challenges Rachael to a game of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell) - Elizabeth and her dancing partner Val Chmerkovskiy discuss their elimination from Dancing with the Stars on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly discusses her family's personal journey with autism on Home & Family at 10am on Hallmark Channel.
  • Nia Long (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Sanaa Lathan (The Cleveland Show) - Nia and Sanaa talk about The Best Man Holiday on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer continues to make the rounds on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. Finally, she will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Molly Shannon (Kath & Kim) - Molly chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Charles Esten (The Brian Benben Show/The Crew) - Charles is a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on Wednesday and Thursday, so check your local listings.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Happy Endings) - Adam appears on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Robin Williams (The Crazy Ones/Mork & Mindy) - Robin visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Ellie stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh wraps up his appearances this week on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show/Spin City/Family Ties) - Michael answers audience questions and reveals his Thanksgiving Day disasters on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Baio (See Dad Run/Charles in Charge/Happy Days) - Scott is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
Friday, November 22, 2013
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Jim on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Alan Thicke (Growing Pains) - Alan discusses his role in the new Hallmark Channel original movie, Let it Snow, on Home & Family at 10am on Hallmark Channel.
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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.


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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
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05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
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