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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 22

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Orgy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions run high as the vampires prepare to host the Biannual Vampire Orgy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Watch John and his daughter Ella Bleu on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Kaitlyn appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - Beanie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) and Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Jenny and Patton talk about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ed Asner (Dead to Me/Center of the Universe/Thunder Alley/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Ed and his son Matt are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
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