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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "QuinceaƱera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceaƱera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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