Friday, February 28, 2014

TV One's What's Happening!! Stunt with Unsung Hollywood Episode; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 3, 2014)

What's Happening!! - Unsung Hollywood

Over a month ago we told you about TV One's Unsung Hollywood, that premieres on Wednesday, but now we have some more news. From revealing portraits of beloved stars of film and television, including feminist film icon Pam Grier and politically charged comic Dick Gregory, to in-depth stories behind the making (and breaking) of influential films and TV series such as Cooley High and What's Happening!!, Unsung Hollywood shines a spotlight on subjects and stories that have rarely or never been told. The What's Happening!! episode of Unsung Hollywood premieres Wednesday, March 12 at 10pm (encores at 1am)! But before that premieres, TV One will air a What's Happening!! two-hour stunt leading in from 8-10pm (encores 11pm-1am) with the first four classic episodes: "The Runaway," "Thee Birthday Present," "When Daddy Comes Marching Home" and "My Three Tons." From 1976 to 1979, the TV sitcom What's Happening!! showcased the life of working class single mother Mabel (Mabel King), her two children Dee (Daniel Spencer), Raj (Ernest Thomas) and neighborhood friends Shirley (Shirley Hemphill), Rerun (Fred Barry) and Dwayne (Haywood Nelson). Find out the in-depth stories behind the making of this classic series on March 12 on Unsung Hollywood!


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 March 3-7, 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, March 3, 2014

  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach stops by The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife) - Malin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh stops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith and Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Kelly and Michael will be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. gives viewers an all access pass inside the hottest Oscar parties on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Beth and Kat dish on crazy stories from their set on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ted Lange (The Love Boat) - Ted appears on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Game - Brandy Norwood, Coby Bell, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Jay Ellis and Lauren London will be on The Aresenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Catch Betty on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. Finally, she will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey guest co-hosts Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nadine Ellis (Let's Stay Together) - Nadine talks about the new season of Let's Stay Together on BET on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on Arise TV at 2pm.
  • Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife) - Michaela visits Pop Sugar on TV Guide Network at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
  • Jenna Elfman (Growing Up Fisher/1600 Penn/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna plays "What Am I Touching?" by trying to guess if she can identify some of the wildest animals in the bayou on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:15am.
  • Parker Young (Enlisted/Suburgatory) - Parker is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Jennie Garth (What I Like About You) - Jennie talks about her new book, Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi dishes about her new film, Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Annie Potts (Designing Women) - Annie talks about her return to Broadway in Pippin on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George will be on ESPN's SportsNation.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on Arise TV at 2pm.
  • Christine Lakin (Step by Step) - Christine appears on Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey on VH1 at 10am.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billy Connolly (Head of the Class/Billy) - Billy is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Paul Scheer (The League) - Paul visits The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You/Out of Practice) - Ty talks about lending his voice for new animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman onLIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A.) - Scott appears on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. Finally, he is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl chats on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Michael Mosley (Sirens) - Michael is a guest on Pop Sugar on TV Guide Network at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia is a guest on NBC's Today between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Patrick Duffy (Step by Step) - Patrick will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:15am. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jason Hervey (The Wonder Years) - Jason talks about his iconic role on The Wonder Years and what he's up to now on Katie, so check your local listings.
Friday, March 7, 2014
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen) - Watch Ellen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Patrick Duffy (Step by Step) - Patrick discusses the new season of Dallas on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason is a guest on Pop Sugar on TV Guide Network at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A.) - Scott joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Judy Gold (All-American Girl) - Judy weighs in on hot topics on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea answers calls from the Foodie Phone Booth on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie discusses Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena will be on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement/Seinfeld) - Patrick appears on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Christine Lakin (Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey on VH1 at 10am.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 25

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

Game Shakers - "Bug Tussle" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Dub goes to Vegas and leaves Trip behind, the Game Shakers take Trip to Dub's awesome apartment to show him a good time.

Game Shakers - "Why Tonya" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers are approached by a fan who demands that they make changes to one of their games.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Friday, May 24

  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Watch Dana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of The Big Bang Theory - Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott - Adam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John and his daughter Ella Bleu are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan stops by The Real, so check your local listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 5:30pm
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Broadway's Network on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée talks about Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short with Justin Long on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Beanie and Kaitlyn talk about Booksmart on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is in the kitchen on Pickler & Ben, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
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