Friday, November 22, 2013

H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost Head to MeTV Network; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 25, 2013)

H.R. Pufnstuf

The MeTV Network is bringing Sid & Marty Krofft's popular series H.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost to classic TV fans starting Friday, November 29 at 8|7c followed by a second special on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25. After the holidays, relive the magical mornings of the late '60s and early '70s each weekend. Both H.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost will be added to MeTV's Saturday morning line-up beginning December 28 at 7am|6c. H.R. Pufnstuf kicks off the weekly line-up followed by Land of the Lost at 7:30am|630c. On November 29, the first two episodes of H.R. Pufnstuf will kick off the special from 8-9pm, followed by the first two episodes of Land of the Lost from 9-10pm. On Christmas morning the magic continues with the "Sid & Marty Krofft & Me" special which will air on Wednesday, December 25 beginning at 5am/4c. H.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost, created in 1969 and 1974 respectively, are a pair of kids' television programs created by Sid and Marty Krofft. The duo's work is known for its vivid and colorful variety format and eclectic style.

Land of the Lost

Meanwhile, the holiday season is here and at MeTV they're celebrating it by bringing us holiday episodes (both Thanksgiving and Christmas) from their lineup of classic programs. Daytime and nighttime, we'll be walking through a winter wonderland of festive favorites, starting this Sunday, November 24. Find out which holiday episodes are headed your way, and get ready to enjoy some of television's most memorable holiday moments.


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. 25-29, 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 25, 2013

  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Watch Demi on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Giovanni Ribisi (Dads/My Two Dads) - Giovanni stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-9am.
  • Katie Aselton (The League) - Katie is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim appears on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office) - Catch Angela on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billy Crystal (Soap) - Billy visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Tim Stack (Parker Lewis Can't Lose/Son of the Beach) - Tim stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy Griffin and Rachael Ray are finding out how to look cute while eating all that holiday food…. by shopping for pig-out pants on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Debby Ryan (Jessie/The Suite Life on Deck) - Debby talks about her starring role in Jessie on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - Watch John on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Craig T. Nelson (Coach) - Craig explains why Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday on Home & Family at 10am on Hallmark Channel.
  • Alan Thicke (Growing Pains) - Alan chats on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld) - John will be on NBC's Today between 7-9am and possibly also the 10am hour.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Kunal on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried/Action) - Jay is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Robin Williams (The Crazy Ones/Mork & Mindy) - Robin appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat/Victorious) - Ariana is a musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is part of the guest panel on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Louis appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Tune it to see Julia on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Let's Stay Together/Animal Practice/The Parkers) - Kym is a guest on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game/The Steve Harvey Show) - Wendy is part of the guest panel on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local istings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, November 29, 2013
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Watch Kelly on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Tune in to see Cobie on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Kat appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony stops by The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show/Cursed/The Weber Show) - Wendell chats with Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is part of the guest panel on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Mike O'Malley (Welcome to the Family/Yes, Dear) - Mike appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 11

The Simpsons - "The Nightmare After Krustmas" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Krusty tries to impress his daughter as they spend Christmas with the Simpsons. Meanwhile, Reverend Lovejoy seeks converts after church attendance plummets, and Maggie is haunted by a spooky Christmas toy.

Son of Zorn - "The War on Grafelnik" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Torn between Edie’s Christmas and Zorn’s Grafelnik – the Zephyrian holiday of revenge – Alan realizes he can play his parents off each other to get better presents.

Family Guy - "How the Griffin Stole Christmas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter is asked to fill in for the mall Santa, until he gets drunk on the power when he realizes that Santa can get away with anything. Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian crash holiday office parties for the free food, drama and women.

The Last Man on Earth - "If You're Happy and You Know It" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol is bummed about Gail’s absence, so Tandy tries to cheer her up with the honeymoon vacation they never had. Meanwhile, Lewis finds new success with his pursuits in aviation and Melissa is contained.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Spread the holiday cheer with “The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color!,” a new one-hour special featuring two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally supervised the colorization of the episodes.

The special features the groundbreaking episode “That’s My Boy??” and “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time.” Both episodes were written by Bill Persky & Sam Denoff. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – with no interruption between the episodes.

In “That’s My Boy??,” as Rob and Laura host a dinner party with a few friends, Rob recalls the hectic days after their son Ritchie was born, when he was sure the hospital had given him and Laura the wrong baby. The episode, originally broadcast on Sept. 25, 1963, was the third season premiere.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

Bizaardvark - "Agh, Humbug" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bernie gets bummed about not being invited to the Vuuugler-only holiday party, so the gang tries to turn him into an overnight online star so that he can attend, too.

Best Friends Whenever - "Revenge of the Past" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Shelby gets trapped in the 16th century after trying to save Daisy from marriage, so the friends join forces to help rescue her.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 12)

Monday, December 12

  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Watch Jennifer Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also chats about the film Why Him? on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) - Matthew stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will talks about Collateral Beauty on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) - Megan is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.