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 (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 23

Downward Dog - "Boundaries" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Nan installs an automatic dog door so she can take away Jason’s key but still keep him as Martin’s dog walker, Martin is convinced he can suddenly open doors with his mind, and the new-found power goes to his head.  Meanwhile at work, Nan’s boss is unable to understand the new ad campaign Nan sold to the corporate bosses, and he spirals into confusion.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bank Job" / "Crime & Punishment" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Jake and Rosa continue their search for a bank-robbing operation with Lieutenant Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon), they realize there’s more to her team than meets the eye. After discovering a dangerous secret, they call for back-up from Holt and Pimento (guest star Jason Mantzoukas). Meanwhile, Boyle objects to Gina’s new boyfriend (guest star Ryan Phillipe). Then, Jake and Rosa are framed for a crime they didn’t commit, it’s up to the Nine-Nine to find a way to bust them out.

Great News - "Carol Has a Bully" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Carol (Andrea Martin) has a midterm she must pass in order to keep her internship. Katie (Briga Heelan) needs to choose between helping her mom and focusing on her hacking story, which she can't seem to crack. Meanwhile, Greg's (Adam Campbell) wealthy estranged grandmother (guest star Christina Pickles) pays a visit to the office. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) finds her cold and cruel, but almost immediately falls in love with her.

Great News - "Carol's Eleven" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) makes a huge discovery about the story she's been chasing and, with the help of Carol (Andrea Martin) and the rest of the staff, concocts a scheme to get the story out. Greg (Adam Campbell) struggles with balancing his conflicting loyalties to his family, co-workers and conscience.

Mann & Wife - "Mann, Shut Yo Mouth" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Struggling to solve a tough case, an exhausted Daniel falls asleep and wakes up in a 70's blaxploitation cop show.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Tuesday, May 23

  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Catch Terry on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Huebel (Trasparent/Burning Love) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried), Andrew Santino (I'm Dying Up Here/Sin City Saints) and Erik Griffin (I'm Dying Up Here) - Al, Andrew and Erik are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular and The Big Bang Theory on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Kyle teams up with Clinton Kelly to grill up a great entrĂ©e on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nicole Byer ( Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Zoe talks about her new comedy Band Aid on the AOL Build Show 1pm.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on AOL Build Show 4pm.