Friday, March 21, 2014

Billy Crystal to Star in FX Sitcom; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 24, 2014)

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FX has ordered 13 episodes of the comedy series The Comedians, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. In The Comedians, Crystal plays a superstar veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with Gad (Frozen, The Book of Mormon), an edgier up-and-coming star, in an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes look at a late night sketch comedy show where egos and generations collide. Rounding out the cast are series regulars Stephanie Weir, Matt Oberg and Megan Ferguson. The Comedians marks the Emmy Award winning Crystal's first regular starring role in a TV series since his performance as "Jodie Dallas" in the groundbreaking ABC comedy Soap, which ran from 1977-81.

Larry Charles (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld), Matt Nix (Burn Notice), and Ben Wexler (Community, Arrested Development) are Writers and Executive Producers of the project, along with Crystal. Charles directed the pilot. Josh Gad is serving as Producer. The half-hour, single-camera comedy is produced by Fox Television Studios. Production will begin this year and the series will air on FX in 2015. Stay with us for continued updates on this comedy and all the upcoming FX comedies, including the multi-camera sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence.


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 24-28, 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 24, 2014

  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Watch Betty on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan is a guest on The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy will be on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jaime King (Gary Unmarried/Kitchen Confidential) - Jaime appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George is a guest on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer will be on Pop Sugar Now on TV Guide Network at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Nick on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) - Alyson appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jayma Mays (The Millers) - Jayma is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Rachael Harris (Surviving Jack/My Boys/Notes from the Underbelly) - Rachael visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Moly) - Melissa is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Community) - Gillian joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • The Cast of Hot in Cleveland - Learn age defying secrets from the funny ladies of Hot in Cleveland on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - Watch Bill on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Maz Jobrani (The Knights of Prosperity/Better Off Ted) - Maz visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret is part of the guest panel on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Hot in Cleveland - Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick dish about the new season of Hot in Cleveland on TV Land on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy fixes the audience's love lives…with mozzarella cheese on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda stops by to talk about her career and comedy specials on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George will be on Crowd Goes Wild at 5pm on Fox Sports 1. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am. He is a guest on SI Now. Finally, he appears on HuffPost Live at 10:30am.
  • The Cast of Enlisted - The cast of Enlisted are guests on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • James Van Der Beek (Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James will be on HuffPostLive at 3:40pm.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Catch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • James Van Der Beek (Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George dishes about his new FX sitcom Saint George on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher is a guest on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel in the 7am hour. He will also be on Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey on VH1 at 10am. He is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy talks about The Mindy Project on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Jaime King (Gary Unmarried/Kitchen Confidential) - Jaime is a guest on Pop Sugar Now on TV Guide Network at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu talks about her appearances on Brooklyn Nine Nine and playing Robin Williams' ex-wife in The Crazy Ones on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Josh on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Don Cheadle (The Golden Palace) - Don is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • James Van Der Beek (Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of Kirstie - Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards take us behind-the-scenes on their show and what it's like to work together on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Alexis Carra (Mixology) - Alexis is a guest on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret will be on Pop Sugar Now on TV Guide Network at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, January 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "Clean Slate" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On the eve of Chinese New Year, Jessica pushes the entire family to settle all debts, disputes and grudges to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Unsure if she can contain her temper for the remainder of the day, Jessica enlists Emery to makes sure she keeps her cool. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan go on a wild goose chase to hunt down some hate mail, and Eddie is forced to entertain his super lame cousin.

Speechless - " S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
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.

Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Luke’s Halloween party isn’t the monster bash he dreamed of and is at risk of having the worst party of the year. Sensing trouble, the rest of the Dunphy’s realize all his party needs is a visit from Rod Skyhook, a little promotion and some adult supervision to get it started. Meanwhile at the Tucker-Pritchett home, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the darkside. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of an old enemy, he enlists him to deliver a trick he will never forget.

black-ish - "Good Dre Hunting" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow convinces a begrudging Dre to try therapy, and he learns how to cope with his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes a life coach to the kids.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Charlie thinks Mac's mom is holding his mom hostage so the gang installs spy cameras in their house to monitor what's going on. What they end up discovering is the moms are quite entertaining once Dennis makes some quick edits and adds a laugh track to the surveillance footage. Dee wants in on the new hit show and Frank becomes obsessed with banging Charlie's mom now that he's seen her on TV.

Man Seeking Woman - "Horse" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Lucy attempts to forge a relationship with Josh's best friend Mike.

Schitt's Creek - "The Throuple" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David and Stevie try to come to terms with their new relationship; Alexis and Moira plan a mother/daughter lunch.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Wednesday, January 18

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Watch Wendi on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) and B.J. Novak (The Office) - Neil and B.J. are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. Neil can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:20am.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Less Than Perfect) - Patrick is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet/Kirstie) - Kirstie dishes about the new season of Scream Queens and her weight loss with Jenny Craig on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.