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 (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 23

The Goldbergs - "O Captain! My Captain!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly substitutes for Barry’s chemistry class in hopes to inspire students in the same way as Mr. Keating from “Dead Poets Society,” much to Barry’s embarrassment. When Beverly refuses to give Barry special treatment, Murray pushes Barry to work hard and prove to her that he can get a good grade.

Speechless - "C-H-- CHEATER!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Maya and Kenneth work together to hold JJ accountable for his academic future when he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Ray gets into a get-rich scheme; but when Jimmy bails him out and teaches him an important lesson, Ray’s motivation to make fast money is revealed.

Modern Family - "Pig Moon Rising" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During a quick workout session in the garage, Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cam’s beloved pet pig Lilly. He quickly attempts to cover up his blunder and devises an appropriate cover-up. Hoping to catch Mitchell in his lie, Cam makes up a tall tale to trap him, but his own lie soon becomes a little too big to manage.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 9:30PM 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.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

The Goldbergs - "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After learning of Murray’s love of action movies, Adam uses the moment to garner the courage to ask his dad for money to film his own action film. But the production goes from bad to worse when Barry goes missing for playing the lead, and an unlikely replacement steps in. Meanwhile, Erica takes Beverly to go clothes shopping. When a situation at the hip store goes awry, Erica decides to make her own version of the popular outfit she wants –using Beverly’s own sweaters.

Marlon - "Boys Only Want One Thing" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time. Yvette (Bresha Webb) uses Stevie (Diallo Riddle) to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

Marlon - "Exes With Benefits" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) contemplate whether to have no strings attached 'ex-sex.'

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Porn actress Taylor Slow asks the guys to find her stalker; Sarah asks her father to check out her new boyfriend, Steve; Ingmar is sure he'll find some dirt on Steve; Axel infiltrates Jane McKinney's agency.

Younger - "The Incident at Pound Ridge" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic. Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles.

Odd Mom Out - "Weber M.D." (Bravo, 9:30PM ET/PT)
By day, Jill shoots Brooke's new line of Von Weber wares, and by night, she and Vanessa investigate a rash of infections plaguing the Upper ``Yeast'' Side; Candace seeks answers for why she keeps getting called ``Candy Ass.''

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Wednesday, August 23

  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) - Jessica guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new NBC show Marlon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John joins Clinton to create a classic carnival treat in the kitchen on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny) - Fran talks about reducing your cancer risk and see her own anti-cancer regimen on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh is a guest on a repet of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.