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 (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.