Friday, February 06, 2015

NBC Announces Returning Drama Pickups for 2015-16; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 9, 2015)

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We have some returning series pick-ups for 2015-16! NBC has announced it's renewing dramas The Blacklist (season 3), Chicago Fire (season 4), Chicago P.D. (season 3), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (season 17) and Grimm (season 5) for the 2015-16 season. The Blacklist now airs Thursdays at 9, while Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire air Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10. Veteran Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9 and Grimm anchors Fridays at 9. Among the dramas not given early pick-ups were freshman The Mysteries of Laura, Constantine, and State of Affairs. The news on these, whether they are picked-up or canceled, won't come until most likely during the upfront in May. Stay with us as NBC still has to make decisions about their comedy pick-ups.


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 Feb. 9-13, 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!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Catch Steve on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, February 9, 2015
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Daniel are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Greg Proops (True Jackson, VP) - Greg is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (Arrested Development/How to Be a Gentlemen/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. Finally, he is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Monty) - Henry talks about his new book Here's Hank: Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) - Kim is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family and Raini Rodriguez (Austin & Ally) - Brother and sister acting duo Rico and Raini are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nikki Deloach (Awkward/Misery Loves Company) - Nikki gives a peek at her guest role in USA Network's Sirens on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Adrian appears on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life/Cursed/The Weber Show) - Catch Chris on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. He also talks about his exciting projects on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) - Jemaine appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek) - Catherine and Eugene are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. They will also appear on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am, NBC's Today in the 9am hour and they are tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick can be heard on the Morning Mashup on SiriusXM Hits 1 at 8:30am.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David talks about his book Holy Cow on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He dishes on his new book, new music, and new show on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta stops by NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • John Gemberling (Marry Me) - John is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Monty) - Henry appears on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel at 7:35am and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - Watch William on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Full House) - Bob can be heard on the Morning Mashup on SiriusXM Hits 1 at 8:30am.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) - Watch Jack on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development) - Portia drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Working the Engels) - Andrea is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota previews the highly-anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jaime King (Gary Unmarried/The Class/Kitchen Confidential) - Jaime appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kunal Nayyar The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal discusses hosting The Late Late Show on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
  • Marcus Scribner (black-ish) - Marcus is a guest on Arise TV on their website at 3pm.
Friday, February 13, 2015
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Garrett Morris (2 Broke Girls/The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garrett is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia talks about starring in the highly anticipated movie Fifty Shades of Grey on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings. She will also be part of the Plugged In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about the latest headlines on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie talks about her recent gastric sleeve weight loss surgery and why she decided to do it now on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) - Jemaine and Taika Waititi discuss their upcoming vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows, which premieres February 13, on HuffPost Live at 1pm.
  • Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) - Jack and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog talk about The Jack & Triumph Show on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Toni appears on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on The Ellen DeGenres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The New Class) - Mario visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Meadows (Marry Me) - Tim will be on NewsNation on MSNBC at 11am.
  • Eddie Huang (Fresh Off the Boat) - Eddie talks about Fresh Off the Boat on NOW with Alex Wagner on MSNBC at 4pm.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 2

Last Man Standing - "Precious Snowflakes" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mandy chooses local-celebrity Mike as the speaker for her business school’s graduation. After learning that the school requires his speech to be PC and micro-agression free, Mike decides whether or not to play by the rules. Meanwhile, Eve’s friend Cammy (Sarah Gilman) is home from college, bragging about how fantastic her new life has been, leaving Eve feeling slightly fruitless and discouraged.

Dr. Ken - "D.K's New Girlfriend" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When D.K. overhears Allison complain about him overstaying his welcome, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks. Meanwhile, Pat wants Dave to pretend he’s his adopted son; and Allison is convinced Molly wants to talk about something when she suggests they do a spa day, but the tables turn when Molly is the one doling out the advice.

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures.” Both were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS in December 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Thought to be lost, CBS rediscovered the episode in 1989.

In the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures,” Lucy’s lifelong dream of appearing in a motion picture seems to have come true when Ricky arranges for her to play a showgirl in a new musical. Unfortunately, the enormous feathered headdress she is expected to wear as she descends a staircase proves to be too cumbersome. After numerous mishaps on the stairs, the musical’s frustrated director (Lou Krugman) decides to make a change.

“Lucy Gets in Pictures” was originally broadcast Feb. 21, 1955, and was an immediate favorite not only of viewers, but of Lucille Ball herself. She restaged the famous headdress scene, again with Krugman, in the 1962 CBS special, “Opening Night,” and in 1965 in a slightly modified form, this time with actor Danny Thomas, in her second CBS series, “The Lucy Show.”

Liv and Maddie: Cali Style - "Cali Christmas-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maddie gets upset that she can't be in Wisconsin for Christmas, so Liv helps cheer her up.

Girl Meets World - "Girl Meets a Christmas Maya" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As Christmas approaches, Riley gets excited to celebrate her favorite holiday, but for Maya, the holidays only bring back unhappy memories from her childhood.

Bunk'd - "How the Griff Stole Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The holidays arrive at Camp Kikiwaka with everyone in good spirits -- except for Griff.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28)

Friday, December 2

  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be/Bosom Buddies) - Holland chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Quinn (Bunk'd) - Kevin appears on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - NBC's Today catches up with Miss Piggy in the 10am hour.
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent/Someone Like Me) - Gaby appears on Chelsea on Netflix.