Friday, May 16, 2014

WGN America to Launch 2nd Original Series; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 19, 2014)

Manhattan

WGN America announced that its second original scripted series Manhattan will premiere on Sunday, July 27 at 10:00pm ET/9:00pm CT. They already found success with Salem, which is currently airing on Sundays at 10pm. The first image of the ensemble cast from the 13-episode drama was also unveiled. Created and written by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing), Manhattan enters the world of deception, danger and sacrifices that characterized one of the best-kept secrets of all time: the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb. Filmed on location in New Mexico and produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios, the series stars John Benjamin Hickey as Frank Winter; Olivia Williams as Liza Winter; Daniel Stern (Home Alone, Home Alone 2) as Glen Babbit; Ashley Zukerman as Charlie Isaacs; Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Abby Isaacs; Katja Herbers as Helen Prins; Alexia Fast as Callie Winter; Christopher Denham as Jim Meeks; Harry Lloyd as Paul Crosley; Michael Chernus as Louis "Fritz" Fedowitz; and Eddie Shin as Sid Liao.

Fueled by mystery and suspense, Manhattan is set in the 1940s in a town whose very existence is classified. Frank Winter (Hickey) and his team of brilliant but flawed scientists have been recruited to work on a project even they could know nothing about until their arrival. Once inside "The Hill," a middle-class bubble on a dusty foothill in the New Mexico desert, they begin to sense that this is no ordinary assignment. In fact, they are living in a town with the world's highest concentration of geniuses, yet it can't be found on any map - a place where men and women are torn between duty and their moral values, husbands and wives conceal the truth from each other and their families, the military keeps secrets from the scientists they chaperone, and the scientists keep secrets from each other. Manhattan depicts the wonder, danger and deceit that shadowed the first "nuclear" families. Glen Babbit (Stern) mentors the younger scientists and helps them navigate the political minefield of Los Alamos. Charlie Isaacs (Zukerman), a wunderkind, becomes as expert in deception as he is in equations and his wife, Abby Isaacs (Brosnahan), emerges as an unlikely leader among the other wives. Frank's wife, Liza (Williams) is a scientist in her own right - a botanist who has put her own career on hold to move to the desert with her husband and their rebellious 16-year-old daughter Callie (Fast), and in the process begins to uncover unsettling changes in their environment. Ambitious British scientist Paul Crosley (Lloyd) takes advantage of every opportunity for upward mobility, even at the expense of the man who recruited him for the Manhattan Project. Helen Prins (Herbers) is one of the few female scientists assigned to the project and remains a complete mystery to her male colleagues, including Jim Meeks (Denham), Louis "Fritz" Fedowitz (Chernus) and Sid Liao (Shin).


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 19-23, 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 19, 2014

  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Watch Terry on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kevin Nealon, Terry Crews and Wendi McClendon-Covey - The cast of the new film Blended are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah talks about the health scare she didn’t see coming and how she's coping with it on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty is a guest on The Queen Latifah Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is part of the Plugged In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • David Alan Grier (Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David appears on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Catch Wendi on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. Her other appearances include ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am, Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am, and New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jessica McNamee (Sirens) - Jessica is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J.B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J.B. visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Molly Shannon (Kath & Kim) - Molly appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango and Vicki Lawrence (Mama's Family) - There will be a Carol Burnett Show reunion on The Queen Latifah Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry makes turkey burgers on a pretzel bun on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (Nurse Jackie/Go On/Starved) - Laura will be on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
  • Judy Greer (Mad Love/Arrested Development/Miss Guided) - Watch Judy on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff stops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show) - Norm appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!) - Seth visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry talks about his new film Blended on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. He also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:15am.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Tune in to see Patricia on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • J.B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J.B. appears on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not) - Heather is a guest NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Full House - Candace and the other Dancing with the Stars finalists will be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. They will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil will be on NBC's Today between 7-9am. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on Arise TV at 2pm.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • T.J Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Catch T.J. on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tom Lennon (Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Giovanni Ribisi (Dads/Davis Rules/My Two Dads) - Giovanni visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted dishes on everything from his hidden talent to whether there will be a Cheers reunion some day on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!) - Seth will be on NBC's Today between 7-9am. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret is a guest on TakePart Live on Pivot at 10pm.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on SI Now at 1pm.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) - Candace will be on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel at around 7:22am.
Friday, May 23, 2014
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!) - Watch Seth on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie is part of the guest panel on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer talks about the new film X-Men: Days of Future Past on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz) - Jason drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Toks Olagundoye (The Neighbors) - Toks talks about her web series Callbacks on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella appears on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu chats on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program - Sarah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Beth Grant (The Mindy Project) - Beth will be on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on SI Now at 1pm.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, July 26

The Goldbergs - "Jedi Master Adam Skywalker" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the school year comes to a close, Barry and Erica wonder what they’ll be voted for in the yearbook and pressure Adam – who’s on staff – to see the rough layout before it goes to print. But when they accidentally delete it, mass panic ensues and messes up Adam’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Murray is annoyed when Marvin comes to visit for money, but Beverly convinces him to help Marvin out with a plan, because he’s family.

Speechless - "T-H-- THE C-L-- CLUB" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ gets into an argument with Kenneth over their time together while Dylan decides she must “parent-trap” them both so they can get back together. Meanwhile, the family gets a chance to be members of a country club for a week. Ray sees it as a chance to live the high life while Maya jumps at the chance to spend mother-and-son time.

Modern Family - "Grab It" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay’s favorite place in the world, and only refuge, may be losing some of its charm when Phil considers becoming a member. At the Dunphy house, Claire mistakes her influence on Alex’s life choices, and Hayley cares too much about what Alex thinks about hers. Meanwhile, when Cam doesn’t give Mitchell the full story on what his play is really about, it really puts Mitchell in the spotlight.

American Housewife - "Other People's Marriages" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie encourages Viv (Leslie Bibb) to stand up to her boorish husband, Alan, but things backfire when Viv succeeds and decides to leave him – and move in with the Ottos.

Modern Family - "Snow Ball" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Manny and Luke put on the school’s lavish winter dance and end up over their heads due to a texting error, it is up to them to fix it before the end of the night. Meanwhile, Gloria, Claire, Mitchell and Cam all volunteer at the dance while Jay’s thinly veiled guise to get out of it by pretending to want to spend time with Phil backfires. During the dance, Claire and Gloria attempt to set up Marjorie (“Saturday Night Live”’s Vanessa Bayer), an overbearing mom, with the school’s principal. Finally, Mitchell is unnerved to be back in high school and is shocked to see a lot of himself in the school bully and feels he needs a little guidance.

The Goldbergs - "Crazy Calls" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After getting their first-ever answering machines, Murray and Pop-Pop wage a message war on one another. Fed up, Erica, Barry and Pops try to stop the fighting by offering a trip to a hockey game as an olive branch. Meanwhile, Adam finally finds a lunch-time home with some lovable geeks in the computer room, but Beverly worries about his social standing and intervenes.

The Carmichael Show - "Maxine's Sister" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) brings her sister (guest star Aurora Perrineau) to meet the Carmichaels, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery) reveals that they've previously met under unexpected circumstances forcing an exploration on judgment, hypocrisy and what it means to be family.

The Carmichael Show - "The Blues" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) finds Cynthia (Loretta Devine) in the kitchen crying, she uncovers an uncomfortable possibility that is hard for the whole family to face: Cynthia may be suffering from depression and in need of therapy.

Nightcap - "The Show Might Go On, Part 1" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy's girlfriend, Christie Brinkley, urges him to quit the show; saving her voice for a speaking engagement, TV personality Bethenny Frankel makes Penny do her dirty work; actor David Hasselhoff tells embarrassing stories about his nephew, Marcus.

Younger - "The Gift of The Maggie" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza hunts for a new romance author, bringing her closer to Charles. Maggie slashes an art competitor.

Odd Mom Out - " M.F.A. in B.S." (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jill struggles to make the right impression at her art show; New York Times best-selling author Derek Blasberg pays a visit to Brooke and Devon at Von Weber headquarters, but things do not go as planned; Lex gets advice from a stranger.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Wednesday, July 26

  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Watch Sutton on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She also chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sanaa Lathan (The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) - Baron appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Alice Wetterlund (People of Earth/Silicon Valley) - Alice is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. discusses his upcoming film The Emoji Movie on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) - Jade appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about The Last Tycoon on the AOL Build Show at 10:30am.