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.
All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Friday feature! We do listen!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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