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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Change Constant" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy await big news.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Stockholm Syndrome" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bernadette and Wolowitz leave their kids for the first time; Penny and Leonard try to keep a secret; Sheldon and Amy stick together; and Koothrappali makes a new friend, as the gang travels together into an uncharted future.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Monday, May 20

  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Watch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. John and Blythe Danner talk about The Tomorrow Man on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric previews The Secret Life of Pets 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy discusses the series When They See Us on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tiya Sircar (The Good Place/Alex, Inc.) - Tiya is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens), Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/How to Make It in America), Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) and Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Patton, Lake, Jenny and Bobby talk about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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