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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06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
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07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
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07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 23

The Goldbergs - "O Captain! My Captain!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly substitutes for Barry’s chemistry class in hopes to inspire students in the same way as Mr. Keating from “Dead Poets Society,” much to Barry’s embarrassment. When Beverly refuses to give Barry special treatment, Murray pushes Barry to work hard and prove to her that he can get a good grade.

Speechless - "C-H-- CHEATER!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Maya and Kenneth work together to hold JJ accountable for his academic future when he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Ray gets into a get-rich scheme; but when Jimmy bails him out and teaches him an important lesson, Ray’s motivation to make fast money is revealed.

Modern Family - "Pig Moon Rising" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During a quick workout session in the garage, Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cam’s beloved pet pig Lilly. He quickly attempts to cover up his blunder and devises an appropriate cover-up. Hoping to catch Mitchell in his lie, Cam makes up a tall tale to trap him, but his own lie soon becomes a little too big to manage.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

The Goldbergs - "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After learning of Murray’s love of action movies, Adam uses the moment to garner the courage to ask his dad for money to film his own action film. But the production goes from bad to worse when Barry goes missing for playing the lead, and an unlikely replacement steps in. Meanwhile, Erica takes Beverly to go clothes shopping. When a situation at the hip store goes awry, Erica decides to make her own version of the popular outfit she wants –using Beverly’s own sweaters.

Marlon - "Boys Only Want One Thing" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time. Yvette (Bresha Webb) uses Stevie (Diallo Riddle) to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

Marlon - "Exes With Benefits" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) contemplate whether to have no strings attached 'ex-sex.'

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Porn actress Taylor Slow asks the guys to find her stalker; Sarah asks her father to check out her new boyfriend, Steve; Ingmar is sure he'll find some dirt on Steve; Axel infiltrates Jane McKinney's agency.

Younger - "The Incident at Pound Ridge" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic. Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles.

Odd Mom Out - "Weber M.D." (Bravo, 9:30PM ET/PT)
By day, Jill shoots Brooke's new line of Von Weber wares, and by night, she and Vanessa investigate a rash of infections plaguing the Upper ``Yeast'' Side; Candace seeks answers for why she keeps getting called ``Candy Ass.''

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Wednesday, August 23

  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) - Jessica guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new NBC show Marlon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John joins Clinton to create a classic carnival treat in the kitchen on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny) - Fran talks about reducing your cancer risk and see her own anti-cancer regimen on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh is a guest on a repet of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.