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

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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