Friday, November 01, 2013

New NBC Tina Fey-Produced Comedy Starring Ellie Kemper in 2014; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 4, 2013)

Tina Fey

NBC has ordered 13 episodes of a new single-camera comedy from multiple Emmy Award winners Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Ellie Kemper is set to star. Produced by Universal Television and Little Stranger, Inc., and set to debut in fall 2014, the series will center on a woman (Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. Fey and Carlock, who will serve as writers for the series, will executive produce with David Miner. Fey, who created and executive produced the critically beloved NBC comedy 30 Rock, recently won an Emmy, along with Tracey Wigfield, for co-writing the series finale episode, "Last Lunch." As an actress, writer and executive producer on both 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, Fey has won eight Emmys. Kemper is also an NBC alum, having co-starred in the Emmy-winning comedy The Office. Stay with us for continued updates, but we won't know a night and time until next May during upfront week.

Ellie Kemper




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. 4-8, 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 4, 2013

  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Watch Woody on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Seth Green (Dads/Greg the Bunny) - Seth chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Brad Garrett ('Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Brad guest co-hosts The View on Monday-Wednesday on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on The Better Show, so check your local listings. It will re-air on Hallmark Channel on Tuesday at 12pm.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz talks about his life, comedy and his new special on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha guest co-hosts The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Catch Kathy on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jayma Mays (The Millers) - Jayma is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - John appears on The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted stops by The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Baby Daddy/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa reveals drug use, wild partying in Hollywood and her past celebrity hookups on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common - Tasha is part of the guest panel on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Marano (Austin & Ally/Back to You) - Laura is a guest on The Better Show, so check your local listings. It will re-air on Hallmark Channel on Wednesday at 12pm.
  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Katie talks about Sons of Anarchy and her passion for singing on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Brad Garrett ('Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Brad will play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during a special Celebrity Week on Tuesday and Wednesday, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob will be a guest on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Kat appears on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Seth Green (Dads/Greg the Bunny) - Seth will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-9am.
  • The Cast of The Love Boat - Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy, Lauren Tewes and Jill Whelan will reunite on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. Singer Jack Jones performs the original theme song live.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  • Chris Elliott (Get a Life/The Weber Show) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen) - Ellen appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sara Gilbert (Roseanne/The Big Bang Theory) - Sara visits The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Tune in to see Casey on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy dishes about the NY Comedy Festival and gives her take on the latest celebrity Hot Topics on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Eric AndrĂ© (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Eric will be on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Dan Cortese (Veronica's Closet/What I Like About You) - Dan talks about the second season of Guinness World Records Unleashed and see an attempt to break two records live in-studio on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray visits The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Katey appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Catch Kelly on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie stops by The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailee visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Tune in to see Kat on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell) - Elizabeth is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Nia Long (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia chats on Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is part of the guest panel on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy will play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during a special Celebrity Week on Thursday and Friday, so check your local listings.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Dan Cortese (Veronica's Closet/What I Like About You) - Dan discusses the new season of Guinness World Records Unleashed on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary will be on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Watch Mary on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls) - Jennifer appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob wraps up his appearances this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry is a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailee stops by for some fun on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary talks about his movie, Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, and his star turn in the Broadway musical First Date on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Casey is a guest on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 16

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Kevin tries to charm his neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he becomes intimidated by her imposing son, Rutger (retired MMA Fighter and UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten), and invites them over for a non-existent party.

Man with a Plan - "A Dinner Gone Wrong" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Andi and Marcy realize they were rivals in high school, Adam and Don are dragged into the feud and forced to take sides.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Stalking Dead" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Max and Caroline get their big break when they’re cast as zombie extras after they finally arrive at the movie set in Texas where Randy is working. Back at home, Han and Oleg try their hand at construction after they fire the contractor working on the dessert bar. Beth Littleford guest stars as Bonnie, the assistant director of the zombie movie.

The Odd Couple - "Batman vs. The Penguin" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murph gets Oscar to agree to participate in a regular TV segment where he competes with a penguin at the zoo to predict the winners of hockey games. Also, Emily and Felix take their first steps to becoming just friends. Former professional hockey player Luc Robitaille guest stars as himself.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Monday, January 16

  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Hodgman (Married) - John is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo chats on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.