Friday, October 31, 2014

Hulu Picks Up Comedy from Jason Reitman; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 3, 2014)

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Hulu has given a ten episode straight-to-series order to Casual, a single-camera, half-hour comedy series from Lionsgate Television to be executive-produced by Oscar(R) nominated director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno), series writer Zander Lehmann and Reitman's production partner Helen Estabrook (Whiplash, Young Adult), the company announced. Casual will debut on Hulu in 2015, with Reitman set to direct the premiere episode. Casual follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (on-line and off), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager. The comedy will be produced by Jason Reitman's Right of Way Films and will begin production this year. The Hulu Original series joins the recently announced order for 11/22/63, an event series based upon the best-selling Stephen King novel from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions. Casting for Casual has not been announced yet, so stay tuned...


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 Nov. 3-7, 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!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Kathy Kinney (The Drew Carey Show) - Kathy will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, November 3, 2014
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Watch Martin on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also discuss his book (I Must Say: My Life As A Humble Comedy Legend) on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Roseanne is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Jon visits The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Casey Wilson (Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey chats on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Lisa will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • 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.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin 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.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. performs stand up on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Michael Ian Black (Burning Love/Ed) - Michael will be on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly stops by and you won't want to miss what happens when Kelly tries to win cash for a "Wendy Watcher" in a game of "Ripa or Stripa" on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge) - Kate appears on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne visits The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Joey McIntryre (The McCarthys) - Joey is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am on VH1.
  • David Walton (About a Boy/Bent/Perfect Couples) - David is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah stops by The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time, Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier and Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me!) - The ladies of Hot in Cleveland are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains/Kirk) - Kirk will be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Watch Bette chat and perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show/Newhart/Bob) - Bob appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time, Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier and Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me!) - The ladies of Hot in Cleveland are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. They also join the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Kristen talks about The Exes on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy talks about the new season of HBO's Getting On on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald talks about his upcoming baby and his recent reunion with his Clueless co-stars on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Haley Joel Osment (Thunder Alley/The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Haley Joel will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia stops by Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Max Charles (The Neighbors) - Max discusses his starring role in the upcoming Hallmark Channel original movie Northpole on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia talks about The Real Thing on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen) - Ellen is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Catch Whoopi on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Watch Beth on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffalo Bill) - Geena stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Andrea Martin (Working the Engels) - Andrea appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin continues to make the rounds on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Lisa is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Kristen talks about the new season of TV Land's The Exes 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.
  • David Walton (About a Boy/Bent/Perfect Couples) - David is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am on VH1.
  • Willie Garson (Sex and the City/Mr. Belvedere) - Willie talks about White Collar on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy and her sister, Dana, discuss their new cookbook on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie shares great holiday floral arrangements that can be reusable and even edible on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge) - Kate is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel at 7:29am. Finally, he is a guest on HuffPost Live at 4:30am.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe discusses her new role in Broadway's Cinderella on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jennie Garth (Mystery Girls/What I Like About You) - Jennie will be on People Now.
Friday, November 7, 2014
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Watch Yvette on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette chats and performs on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time, Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier and Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me!) - The ladies of Hot in Cleveland dish about the hilarious new season of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short) - Martin reveals secrets from his memoir including the truth behind his most famous characters and which A-list stars are part of his colonoscopy party on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Haley Joel Osment (Thunder Alley/The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Haley Joel appears on Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am on VH1.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick performs on Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am on VH1.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy and her family stop by to serve up their signature pasta and salad on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Gregory Harrison (The Family Man) - Gregory discusses his starring role in the upcoming Hallmark Channel original movie The Nine Lives of Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Lisa chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on The Real on your local station or at 6pm on BET.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Planetarium Collision" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy doesn’t have time to work on super-asymmetry, Sheldon goes to great lengths to ensure she’s available to work with him even it if means accidentally sabotaging her career in the process. Also, Koothrappali doesn’t want Wolowitz to join him in hosting a show at the planetarium. Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart returns as Arthur Jeffries.

Young Sheldon - "A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, and Mary is unhappy when the test results go to Sheldon’s head.

Mom - "Big Sauce and Coconut Water" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is certain that Bonnie is in over her head when she invites a freshly paroled Tammy (Kristen Johnston) to stay with them.

Murphy Brown - "Three Shirts to the Wind" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murphy and the team weigh the pros and cons of accepting the offer to have the first interview with a headline-grabbing former White House senior advisor (David Costabile) who wants to promote his divisive book and agenda on “Murphy in the Morning.” Also, Avery moderates a lively political discussion on his show with locals in Buffalo, N.Y.. Original series cast member Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial in his first of three episodes, and Merle Dandridge guest stars as the team’s arrogant network boss, Diana Macomber.

Superstore - "Toxic Workplace" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) get combative to keep their new relationship hidden from their co-workers. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) spirals when he learns Kelly (Kelly Stables) wants to transfer to a new store, and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggles to organize a Cloud 9 carpool.

The Good Place - "Jeremy Bearimy" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

Will & Grace - "Tex and the City" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack (Sean Hayes) visit Jack’s grandson, Skip (guest star Samuel Faraci), in Texas to watch him perform at his church’s talent show. But when Jack learns Skip plans on singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” he becomes afraid for his grandson’s safety. Karen (Megan Mullally) tags along to check out the portion of the border wall she sponsored, only to discover that Beverley Leslie (guest star Leslie Jordan) has claimed it as his own. Back home, Grace (Debra Messing) and Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) try to figure out if something is wrong in their relationship because their numerous attempts to have sex have failed.

I Feel Bad - "I'm Vain A.F." (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
An upcoming launch party at GamePunch throws Emet’s vanity into overdrive. Intent on scrubbing a bad picture off the company website, Emet is dead set on redeeming herself and getting the perfect photo at this year’s party – that means getting her hair done, professional make-up and toning up a problem area: her husband.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Thursday, October 18

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Stockard Channing (Out of Practice/The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends) - Stockard visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Jenna appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Fishman and Maya Lynne Robinson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Maya Lynne are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. Michael and Lecy Goranson can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John talks about The Big Lebowski reunion on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailey talks about Hallmark Channel's Good Witch: Tale of Two Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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