Friday, May 23, 2014

Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence FX Sitcom to Launch Aug. 4; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 26, 2014)

Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence

The series premiere of FX's newest 10/90 comedy, Partners starring Martin Lawrence (Martin) and Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Cheers), has been set for Monday, August 4. FX will air two back-to-back episodes of the show from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT for five consecutive weeks. Also beginning August 4, Anger Management will move to Mondays and air back-to-back episodes from 10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT immediately following Partners. Previously Partners was titled Braddock & Jackson.

In Partners, Grammer and Lawrence play two Chicago lawyers from vastly different backgrounds who unexpectedly meet in court as they each face a personal crisis. Marcus Jackson (Lawrence) is a kind-hearted community activist going through a heartbreaking divorce when he meets Allen Braddock (Grammer), an elitist lawyer who has just been fired from his father's firm. Brought together by fate and desperation, they develop a partnership and friendship, forcing each other to find the balance between the ethical and the unscrupulous in both their professional and personal lives. Other series regulars include Telma Hopkins, Rory O'Malley, McKaley Miller, Edi Patterson and Danièle Watts. Bob Boyett and Robert Horn serve as Executive Producers and Showrunners. Executive Producers also include Martin Lawrence, Kelsey Grammer, Brian Sher, Stella Bulochnikov, Michael Green and Sam Maydew. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Grammnet NH Productions and You Go Boy Productions. It is distributed by Debmar-Mercury.

FX ordered 10 episodes of Partners as part of a unique syndication model crafted by Debmar-Mercury for multiple sitcoms. As is standard with the 10/90 model, if the series meets designated ratings thresholds over its first 10-episode run, the network will trigger an additional 90-episode order. If that happens, we will of course let you know...but for now enjoy the test run of 10 episodes! As of now, FX has not ordered the back 90 of its last 10/90 comedy, Saint George, starring George Lopez.


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 May 26-30, 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, May 26, 2014

  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Watch Don on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence) - Nathan appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi talks about her Lifetime movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Chris D'Elia (Undateable/Whitney) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Murphy Brown Cast - Murphy Brown stars Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud along with creator Diane English reunite to share behind-the-scenes stories in celebration for the show's 25th Anniversary on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans) - Kira shows off some unique talents on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by The Queen Latifah Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. He will also be on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!) - Seth talks about his new film A Million Ways to Die on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Toni will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
  • Thomas Haden Church (Wings) - Catch Thomas on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty stops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • David Walton (About a Boy/Bent Perfect Couples) - David appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm. He will also be on SportsNation at 3pm on ESPN2.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/Carpoolers) - T.J. is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Brittany Daniel (The Game/That '80s Show) and Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game/Steve Harvey Show) - Brittany and Wendy talk about the season finale of The Game on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan will be on HuffPost Live.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri appears on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray is a guest on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Julia discusses Generosity of Eye on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed chats on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) - Watch Eric and Jesse on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam appears on a repeat of The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. appears on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Eli Baker (Growing Up Fisher) - Eli stops by The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joey (Melissa & Joey/Blossom/Brotherly Love/Gimme a Break), Matthew (Boy Meets World/Brotherly Love/Gimme a Break!) and Andrew Lawrence (Brotherly Love/Oliver Beene) - The Lawrence brothers reveal just how well they know each other and their appearance on Melissa & Joey aired at 8pm on ABC Family, on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jenna Elfman (Growing Up Fisher/1600 Penn/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/Family Tools) - Leah drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason will be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Catch Jon on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - Henry visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Growing Up Fisher/1600 Penn/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on HuffPost Live. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Chris D'Elia (Undateable/Whitney) - Chris talks about Undateable on NBC's Today in the 9am hour hour. His other appearances include Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am, New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET, and HuffPost Live.
  • Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Kumail and Thomas are guests on TakePart Live at 10am on Pivot.
  • NeNe Lakes (The New Normal) - NeNe appears on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Debi Mazar (Entourage/Working) - Debi and her husband chef Gabriele Corcos cook on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon is a guest on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Tune in to see Allison on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Bianca Kajlich (Undateable/Rules of Engagement) - Bianca talks about Undateable, being a new mom and her father on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) - Lea will be on The Cycle on MSNCBC at 3pm.
Friday, May 30, 2014
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Watch Maya on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (How to Make It in America/Miss Match) - Lake appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William stops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jessica St. Clair (Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Jessica visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the movie Mom's Night Out on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz) - Jason appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) - Lea is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Debi Mazar (Entourage/Working) - Debi and her husband Gabriele Corcos talk about their new book (Extra Virgin: Recipes & Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen) on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. They also share their passion for Tuscan food and each other on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison chats on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Joely Fisher ('Til Death/Ellen) - Joely shares her excitement about a very special upcoming event on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Chi McBride (The John Larroquette Show/The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer) - Chi shows off his cooking skills on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - Bill appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary McCormack (Welcome to the Family) - Mary guest co-hosts a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
  • Dave Coulier (Full House) - Dave is featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? on Sunday (June 1) at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
  • The Cast of The Love Boat) - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on Oprah: Where Are They Now? on Sunday (June 1) at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 11

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

The Kids Are Alright - "Christmas 1972" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in.

black-ish - "Christmas in Theater Eight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

Splitting Up Together - "Messy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Lena and Vlad’s unexpected kiss, things get more complicated as they begin their new work partnership while working with a new client. Elsewhere, Martin goes to Paige’s house for more privacy and gets a glimpse into what a more typical divorced home life is, causing him to become uneasy. Back at home, Mason and Mae go head-to-head after Mae finds out that Mason has a crush on a pretentious girl at school.

The Guest Book - "Everybody Loves Clark" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony; both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child; some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Tuesday, December 11

  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk/Search Party) - Catch Ron on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That 70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso and his wife Angela discuss holiday hacks on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo discusses the season of giving thanks and the amazing efforts of St. Jude on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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