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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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