Friday, April 25, 2014

Hallmark Movie Channel to Air The Good Wife; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 28, 2014)

The Good Wife

The Good Wife is returning on Hallmark but this time on The Hallmark Movie Channel. It will begin airing Monday-Friday from 1pm-5pm starting this Monday (April 28). The Good Wife is replacing two daytime movies. The series was airing on The Hallmark Channel in January but was quickly pulled due to low ratings effective January 21. Now the series is back but on its spin-off network where perhaps it will have less pressure to perform in the ratings. The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. The series is currently in its fifth season on CBS airing on Sunday nights.


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 April 28-May 2, 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, April 28, 2014

  • Joel McHale (Community) - Watch Joel on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parnham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Jessica and Lennon are guests The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS. They will then be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. They can also be seen on Pop Sugar Now on TVGN at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/Hot Properties/The Knights of Prosperity) - Sofia chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about her latest projects and overcoming thyroid cancer on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs) - Wendi and Jeff are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds) - Connie appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) and Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/Boston Common) - Holly and Tasha host the Plugged In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher) - Ari will be a guest on HuffPost Live.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Friends with Better Lives) - Brooklyn appears on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls) - Jonathan talks about 2 Broke Girls on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly/Love, Sidney) - Swoosie talks about her new book (Part Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family) on Morning Joe on MSNBC between 6-9am.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray is a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Catch Eric and Jesse on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You) - Helen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Brittany Daniel (The Game/That '80s Show) and Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game/The Steve Harvey Show) - Brittany and Wendy are guests on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. Brittany will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parnham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Jessica and Lennon talk about Playing House on NBC's Today in the 10a hour. They will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. Finally, they are guests on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Annie Potts (Designing Women/Love & War) - Annie is tentatively scheduled to appear on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:30am.
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly/Love, Sidney) - Swoosie Swoosie talks about her new book (Part Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family) on HuffPost Live.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl is a guest on Arise TV at 2pm.
  • Jimmie Walker (Good Times) - Jimmie appears on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is a guest on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Watch David on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You) - Helen is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Seth Green (Dads/Greg the Bunny) - Seth stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She will also be on HuffPost Live.
  • Atticus Shaffer (The Middle) - Young Atticus is a guest on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about the new season of Instant Mom on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am. She will also be on Arise TV at 2pm. Finally, she is a guest on 106 & Park on BET at 6pm.
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly/Love, Sidney) - Swoosie talks about her new book (Part Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family) on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Catch Louis on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Debi Mazar (Entourage/Working) - Debi and her husband Chef Gabriele Corcos chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) - Jane stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Chi McBride (The John Larroquette Show) - Chi appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • David Alan Grier (Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David is a guest on CBS This Morning between 7-9am. He will be on HuffPost Live. He appears on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
  • Michael Mosley (Sirens) - Michel visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid will be on Pop Sugar Now on TVGN at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Spin City) - Jennifer talks about her personal journey with Celiac disease on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/Boston Common) - Tasha talks about the new season of For Better or Worse on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - Bill will be on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Community) - Gillian talks about Walk of Shame and Community on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly/Love, Sidney) - Swoosie talks about her new book (Part Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family) on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, May 2, 2014
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Watch Mr. Warmth on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chi McBride (The John Larroquette Show) - Chi is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie chats about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Minnie Driver (About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly/Love, Sidney) - Swoosie will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Diane Ladd (Alice) - Diane talks about her storied career and makes her “Southern Japanese Dish” on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Max Charles (The Neighbors) - Young Max shares behind-the-scenes stories about his roles in The Amazing Spider-Man, Mr. Peabody and Sherman and The Amazing Spider-man 2 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia stops by Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds) - Connie will be on Pop Sugar Now on TVGN at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
  • Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls) - Jonathan is a guest on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary will be on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She can also be heard on Wake up with Taylor on SiriusXM between 7-10am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff is a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Atticus Shaffer (The Middle) - Atticus can be heard on The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick on SiriusXM OutQ channel 109 between 7am-11am.
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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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