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

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM 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.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.