Friday, January 24, 2014

Hot in Cleveland Going Live Again, As is Soul Man; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 27, 2014)

Hot in Cleveland

TV Land announced a LIVE television event: one hilarious hour with two LIVE back-to-back season premieres of original sitcoms – Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man this spring. Hot in Cleveland will go LIVE for the second time on Wednesday, March 26 at 10pm ET, and The Soul Man will follow at 10:30pm ET with its first live episode ever. The Soul Man, a spin-off of Hot in Cleveland, stars Cedric The Entertainer as Reverend Boyce Ballentine, a character that originated as Elka Ostrovsky's (Betty White, Hot in Cleveland) pastor. Their characters will again cross over into each other's worlds during the live shows. The West Coast will get the live-to-tape versions beginning at 10pm PT. Current 10pm occupants The Exes and Kirstie will finish their seasons up in late February.

Hot in Cleveland premiered last season with a live episode on June 19, 2013. Guest stars in this episode included Brian Baumgartner (The Office), Danny Pudi (Community), Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family) and Star Trek legend William Shatner, and the episode averaged 2.7 million total viewers (Source: Nielsen, L+7). Stay with us for continued updates.


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 Jan. 27-31, 2014, 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, January 27, 2014

  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Watch Louis on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Breckin Meyer (Married to the Kellys/Inside Schwartz) - Breckin stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) - Imani appears on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Teri Polo (I'm with Her/Man Up!) - Teri discusses the upcoming season of The Fosters on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am.
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried/Action) - Gary guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of How I Met Your Mother - Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Catch Eric on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda drops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Haden Church (Wings) - Thomas appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Louis is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette stops by The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy chats on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried/Action) - Gary guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl is a guest on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) - Candace shows us how to entertain a “Full House” with tips for keeping kids entertained on game day on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - Watch B.J. on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney stops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • David Koechner (The Office) - David appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Don Cheadle (The Golden Palace) - Don is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda continues to make the rounds on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah chats on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried/Action) - Gary guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tahj Mowry (Baby Daddy/Smart Guy) - Tahj talks about the new season of Baby Daddy on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Bresha Webb (Love That Girl!) - Bresha is a guest on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff Garlin Friar's roast will be featured on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 8:30am.
  • John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier - The men of Full House reunite to discuss their new Dannon Oikos Super Bowl ad on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. They will also be on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Catch Miley on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Alison Brie (Community) - Alison appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl) - Max is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne visits The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried/Action) - Gary guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Shawn and Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Shawn and Marlon are tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Melissa is a guest on Pop Sugar on TV Guide Network at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
  • Tom Arnold (Roseanne/Tom/The Tom Show) - Tom talks about his comedy tour and upcoming appearance on Psych on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced - Fran talks about Cinderella on Broadway on NBC's Today between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry will be on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier - The men of Full House are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Friday, January 31, 2014
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Watch Tim on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • James Van Der Beek (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show/Spin City/Family Ties) - Michael is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl) - Max visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) - Imani stops by to talk about the new TV movie The Gabby Douglas Story on 106 & Park at 6pm on BEt.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina gives us a sneak peek at her new Lifetime movie The Gabby Douglas Story on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. Finally, she is a guest on 106 & Park at 6pm on BET.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is part of Queen Latifah's Super Bowl Blowout on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried/Action) - Gary will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:30am.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 14

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cousin Eddie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The battle begins between mother and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he wants to spend Christmas with friend Nicole in New York. But Jessica insists that tradition prevails and he needs to spend the holiday with the family, so he does everything within his power to try and get her to crack and allow him to go. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan do their best to try and help an overwhelmed Emery decide on which one of his numerous friends to invite to the family’s Christmas Eve dinner.

Speechless - "J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters (guest stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie).

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet, and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

In “Pioneer Women,” Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League leads to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era. They select the turn of the last century, and as Lucy and Ethel start to bake their own bread and churn their own butter, the men become acquainted with straight-blade shaving and riding home from work on horseback. They all have some “‘splainin’” to do when two ladies from the Society Matrons’ League stop by for an unexpected visit.

“Pioneer Women” was originally broadcast on March 31, 1952, and became an immediate viewer favorite.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The special features the season one episode “Where Did I Come From,” written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode “Never Bathe on Saturday,” also written by Reiner. 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.

The Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife, Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son, Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional “The Alan Brady Show”; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

In “Where Did I Come From,” 6-year-old Ritchie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. The episode was first presented on Jan. 3, 1961 during the series’ first season.

In “Never Bathe on Saturday,” the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout. The episode was first presented on March 31, 1965, during season four.

Last Man Standing - "The Gift of the Mike Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa helps the family realize the importance of its long-standing holiday family traditions.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow resident who may or may not be the "Zodiac Killer."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Friday, December 14

  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Watch Karen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about The Party's Just Beginning on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Watch Tony on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Laura Linney (The Big C) and Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Bryan, Laura and Nick make special guest appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Romany Malco (Weeds/Blunt Talk) - Romany is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about the film Private Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Angela and her husband Joshua Snyder serve up monkey bread and chocolate peppermint cupcakes on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris talks about Clara's Ghost on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Hallmark Channel's A Gingerbread Romance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.


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