Friday, January 16, 2015

TCA Winter 2015 Press Tour: NBC Cable Networks; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 19, 2015)

Sharknado 3

The cable networks of NBC were up next at the TCA Winter 2015 Press Tour yesterday and we have the full scoop! First off, USA Network has announced it has canceled its freshman comedy series Benched starring Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington. Next up, Syfy and The Asylum announced that the original Sharknado survivors will return for the most epic shark attack yet! Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reunite for the global pop culture sensation Sharknado 3, reprising their roles as Fin and April, respectively. Premiering on Syfy in July 2015, Sharknado 3 will cause mass destruction in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., than roar down the Eastern Seaboard. On to E! Entertainment, they announced the second season pick-up of the network's first original scripted series, The Royals, in advance of its first season premiere on Sunday, March 15 at 10pm ET/PT. Elizabeth Hurley and Vincent Regan star as Queen Helena and King Simon.

Meanwhile, Bravo had some news, too. The network announced that the second original scripted series, Odd Mom Out, will premiere on Monday, June 8. The network also unveiled greenlights for many of its returning reality series. Furthermore, Bravo expands its scripted slate with the development of The One, from executive producer Charlize Theron and Universal Cable Productions enhancing the network's high quality original line-up. The 10 episode half-hour comedy, Odd Mom Out, stars acclaimed author Jill Kargman playing a satirical version of herself as she navigates the treacherous and elite ecosystem of New York's Upper East Side, and the uber-wealthy mommy clique inhabiting this fantastically outrageous domain. That's all that was of note to us, but some good stuff here! NBC itself is up today, so stay tuned for a recap on Monday.


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 Jan. 19-26, 2015, 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, January 19, 2015

  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susasn) - Watch Kathy on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Grazer (Broad City) - Abbi and Ilana are guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Ian Black (Ed) - Michael visits The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley stops by The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Don Cheadle (The Golden Palace) - Don appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) and Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Kevin and Josh talk about The Wedding Ringer on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. She will also be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer chats on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Jon is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Casey Wilson (Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) - Victoria talks about her new MTV series on Wake Up with Taylor on SiriusXM Stars ch. 109 sometime between 6-9am.
  • Mary Page Keller (Duet/Open House/Baby Talk) - Mary talks about Chasing Life on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario talks about his family, Hollywood, awards season and more on HuffPost Live at 11:30am.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly discusses the latest hot topics on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Teri Polo (I'm with Her/Man Up!) - Teri is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Catch Eric on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail drops by The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Melissa appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Charlie visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario and wife Courtney Mazza talk about how they keep their relationship hot and spicy in the kitchen on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings. They will also be on Fox & Friends at 7:35am.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge) - Kate is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Teri Polo (I'm with Her/Man Up!) - Teri talks about The Fosters on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Alanna Ubach (See Dad Run) - Alanna discusses her new role in Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) - Martha will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin talks about Strange Magic and The Boy Next Door with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Judith Light (Who's the Boss?/Phenom) - Judith chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Casey Wilson (Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey is a guest on People Now at 8:30am.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Watch Jennifer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about Cake on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Goldberg (Joey) - Adam appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Dave Koechner (The Office/Hank) - Dave visits The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rory Scovel, Emily Heller and Rene Gube (Ground Floor) - Rory, Emily and Rene are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren reveals what she's planning on stealing from the Parenthood set when the show ends on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings. She also talks about Parenthood on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes) - Kathleen talks about Episodes on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Bigley (Sirens) - Kevin discusses Sirens on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn talks about Backstrom on HuffPost Live at 12:00pm. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve talks about her Lifetime movie With This Ring on NBC's Today Show in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Joshua Molina (Sports Night) - Joshua is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am and on WSJ Live at 1:30pm.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Catch Lena on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days) - Ron stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Judy Greer (Married/Arrested Development/Miss Guided) - Judy appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Don Cheadle (The Golden Palace) - Don appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon talks about his film We'll Never Have Paris on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda dishes on her new show Togetherness on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Karen David (Galavant) - Karen performs on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn talks about Backstrom on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife) - Malin talks about A Path Appears on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tony Danza (Who's the Boss/Taxi) - Tony discusses Honeymoon in Vegas on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. The cast of Honeymoon in Vegas performs.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve talks about her Lifetime movie With This Ring on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
Friday, January 23, 2015
  • Garry Shandling (The Larry Sanders Show/It's Garry Shandling's Show) - Watch Garry on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days) - Ron appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All and Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey/Blossom/Gimme a Break!) - Melissa and Joey are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory - Simon discusses his directorial debut in We'll Never Have Paris on HuffPost Live at 3:30pm. He will be a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am. He can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM Hits 1 at 10am.
  • Judy Greer (Married/Arrested Development/Miss Guided) - Judy and the cast of Archer are guests on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley talks about her new collaboration with MAC cosmetics on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:15am.
  • Joshua Molina (Sports Night) - Joshua chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?) - Tony is a guest on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 21

The Middle - "Dental Hijinks" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that’s so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it’s time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical – a la “Hamilton” – focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie.

American Housewife - "The Man Date" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Greg is delighted to finally have made a friend in Westport, fellow history buff Stan (guest star Timothy Omundson), but Katie isn’t as happy, especially since Stan is married to her nemesis, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair).

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Gloves Are Off" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica accidentally befriends Marvin’s ex-wife, Sarah (Heather Locklear), and tries to help her and Honey settle their longstanding rift. Meanwhile, Louis and the boys are on a mission to determine Grandma’s true age in hopes of surprising her with a new, free motorized wheelchair.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Confirmation" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Shannon asks VP Murray to be her godfather leading up to her confirmation, Eileen fears her own relationship with him might be moving too fast. Shannon’s big day also has a surprising effect on Kenny’s relationship when Brett says, “I love you,” sending Kenny into a tailspin. Meanwhile, the return of a hot former babysitter puts Pat and Jimmy at odds when she constantly makes passes at Pat.

New Girl - "Rumsprings" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Jess gets nervous about starting her new position as principal, Nick and Schmidt decide to take her on a relaxing day trip to Solvang, which quickly goes “sideways.” Meanwhile, with Cece’s help, Winston tries to finalize his divorce from Rhonda, but finds that he and Aly are caught in a series of never-ending pranks.

The Mick - "The Baggage" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mickey’s unwanted suitors team up to thwart her new romance. Meanwhile, Sabrina and Alba teach Ben a lesson in responsibility.

The Detour - "The City" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin isn't thrilled about Nate's new job in New York City, but the family heads out from Syracuse anyway.

Teachers - "Brokebitch Mountain" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Feldman can’t make ends meet on her salary and takes a second job. Ms. Watson notices a romantic spark between two of her second grade students. The Teachers take advantage of Principal Pearson.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Tuesday, February 21

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on a repeat of the 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison talks about Girls and Get Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. Finally, she will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. She also talks about Rock Dog on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 1pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Judd Hirsch (Superior Donuts/Dear John/Taxi) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Judd and Jermaine are guests on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym and Kim Gravel help a woman snoop through two bachelors' homes in order to choose which she should date on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Gerasimovich (The Detour) - Ashley is a guest on Cheddar at 12:15pm. Ashley and Liam Carroll will be on Facebook Live on the TBS Facebook account at approx. 4:00pm. Ashley, Liam, Jason Jones and Natalie Zea will be on Facebook live at approx. 8:00PM EST on the official The Detour Facebook page.