Friday, March 14, 2014

Hallmark Channel 2014 Upfront; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 17, 2014)

Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Channel had its annual upfront presentation yesterday and among the major news items was a new class of original movies featuring television stars. Lineup to include 15 original movie World Premieres continuing as the nation's #1 destination for exceptional family entertainment. Hallmark Channel's 15 Original Movie World Premieres in Q2-Q4 2014. Hallmark Channel, consistently ranked #1 for quality family-friendly programming, is positioned to continue expanding its original programming and maintain its status as a cable leader with its highly rated Original Movies that over 86 million subscribers have come to expect and love. Among the 2014 programming slate will be the seventh installment of the network's highest-rated movie series, The Good Witch's Wonder, starring Catherine Bell and Chris Potter, as well as the return of "Countdown to Christmas," Hallmark Channel's must-see original holiday movie lineup. The line-up of movies launches April 5 with Lucky In Love starring Jessica Szohr and Deidre Hall. Other stars for 2014 movies include Kristy Swanson, Scott Grimes, Bonnie Somerville, James Tupper, Meghan Markle, Erika Christensen, Lindsay Hartley, Morgan Fairchild, Drew Fuller, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Antonio Cupo, Catherine Bell, Chris Potter, Tiffany Amber Thiessen, Josh Hopkins and Bailee Madison. More stars will be announced soon. The Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields movie For Better Or Worse will premiere Saturday, Oct. 4 at 9pm.

Elsewhere, two-time Golden Globe(R) winning actress Valerie Bertinelli (One Day at a Time, Hot in Cleveland, Touched by an Angel) has been cast to guest star in two episodes of the upcoming Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, premiering April 20, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT, 7c. The role reunites the star with Signed, Sealed, Delivered Creator and Executive Producer Martha Williamson, best known as the Executive Producer and creative force behind the mega-hit series Touched by an Angel, of which Bertinelli joined the cast in its final two seasons. The new series, produced by Muse Entertainment in association with MoonWater Productions, follows a team of four postal detectives who specialize in investigating misdirected letters and delivering them when they are needed most. Bertinelli will portray the team's Mailroom Supervisor, a revolving role featuring TV icons. The series stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Daphne Zuniga, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson. Other special guest-stars announced to-date include five-time Emmy(R) winner and two-time Golden Globe(R) nominee Dick Van Dyke, which is in addition to Valerie Bertinelli. Both stars will portray Supervisors in a revolving role that will feature television icons through the run of season one, as we mentioned. 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 March 17-21, 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 17, 2014

  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Simon on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan is a guest on The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina chats about the new film Muppets Most Wanted on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Animal Practice/Let's Stay Together/Sparks) - Steve Harvey is in charge of Kym's date on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Full House) - Clinton Kelly and Lori cook a delicious classic, and learn how Irish soda bread is made at New York’s celebrated bakery Amy’s Bread on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley will be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Valerie Bertinelli - The cast of Hot in Cleveland chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Allison Janney and Anna Faris (Mom) - The stars of Mom will be guests on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Catch Lena on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!) - Seth is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • T.J. Miller (The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. appears on a repeat of The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Benjamin Stockham (About a Boy) - Benjamin shares the inside scoop on About a Boy on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Watch Jeremy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted/Ben and Kate) - Geoff is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • T.J. Miller (The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew visits Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Reno 911!) - Wendi discusses her new film role in The Single Moms Club on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia talks about Psych on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You/Out of Practice) - Ty is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Catch Kaley on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Don Cheadle (The Golden Palace) - Don visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lori Loughlin (Full House) - Lori is a guest on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) - Candace will be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Mario guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret talks about Drop Dead Diva on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Watch Zooey on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chris Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Chris stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/Step by Step) - Suzanne discusses her new book and top secrets to living the ultimate healthy - and natural - lifestyle on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife) - Malin appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia will be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Mario guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey on VH1 at 10am.
  • Kurtwood Smith (That '70s Show) - Kurtwood chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
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 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 29

The Goldbergs - "A Night to Remember" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s prom night, and all three Goldberg kids have big plans, which go awry.  Barry plans big romantic gestures for Lainey while Erica and Geoff try to go to prom together, but it doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Adam is thrilled when a nerdy but cute junior asks him out, but he is horrified when Beverly gets involved.

Imaginary Mary - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A fiercely independent career woman, Alice has her life turned upside-down when she meets Ben, a divorced father with three children, and soon falls head-over-heals for him. This triggers more upheaval when the imaginary friend she created as a child, Mary, suddenly reappears as she is nervous to meet Ben’s kids for the first time.

Modern Family - "Five Minutes" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
So much can happen to the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan in five minutes! Mitch and Cam have five minutes to catch a new flight while fighting the effects of sleeping pills they took prematurely. Then at Rainer’s birthday dinner, Haley and Rainer are forced to reevaluate their entire relationship in the five minutes before the birthday cake arrives. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire pay a surprise visit to Alex and are given a five-minute surprise introduction to her new boyfriend. Finally, with only five minutes to catch a movie, Manny has to find the perfect parking space and endure Jay and Gloria’s backseat argument.

black-ish - "Richard Youngsta" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is excited about doing a campaign with a popular rap star but becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby provide feedback suggesting it plays on stereotypes. Meanwhile, Bow is determined to get the family to stop eating so much take-out food, but realizes the family may be too accustomed to eating whatever they want.

Nobodies - "Mr. First Lady" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After years toiling away writing on a kids cartoon, “The Fartlemans”, Groundlings Alums Larry, Rachel and Hugh finally get their big break: A chance to pitch their film script “Mr. First Lady” at Paramount.

Lopez - "Leaving Las Vegas" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George quits his Las Vegas residency, causing big problems. Manolo gets out of jail and introduces his roommate, Hector, to everyone.

Schitt's Creek - "Friends & Family" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Johnny and Moira look for a location for the family portrait; David hosts a soft launch for the new store.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Wednesday, March 29

  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Watch Andrew on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfabulous) - Emma is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Milana Vayntrub (Other Space) - Milana appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andy Daly (Review/Eastbound & Down) - Andy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brooklyn is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/George Lopez) - George discusses the second season of Lopez on the AOL Build Show at 5:30pm.