Friday, February 20, 2015

truTV Getting Into Sitcom Game with Pilot Order; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 23, 2015)

truTV

truTV has ordered a pilot for Adam Ruins Everything (working title), a half-hour investigative comedy starring comedian Adam Conover, from Los Angeles-based production company Big Breakfast. In Adam Ruins Everything, Conover explores topics and ideas many people take for granted and dispels widespread misconceptions through a combination of comedy, history, and science. A perfect blend of comedy and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is inviting, fast-paced and, above all, smart. Adam is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it whether you like it or not. By employing sharp humor, mock experiments and on-the-spot comedy reporting, Adam Ruins Everything isn't just fun to watch, but addictively informative - it's everything you didn't want to need to know.

The show was born out of a popular CollegeHumor Original series which has generated more than 20 million views since premiering online with the sketch "Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam," in February of 2014. Adam Ruins Everything is produced by Big Breakfast, which is led by Sam Reich. Stay with us if and when this pilot is ordered to series!


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. 23-27, 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 22, 2015

    John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Watch John on the Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special on ABC following your local news. Special appearances include Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Aniston John Krasinski and Mila Kunis.
Monday, February 23, 2015
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Byrne (Sullivan & Son) - Steve appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • The Cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Danny Devito, Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Kaitlin Olson are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda chats about the latest headlines and opens up about her decision to come out on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Walton (About a Boy/Bent/Perfect Couples) - David is a guest on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin will be on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Hervey (The Wonder Years) - Jason discusses creating and producing the new docu-series Outlaw Country, which premieres Feb. 24 on WGN America, on HuffPost Live at 1:35pm. He will also be on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel at 8:45am, Taking Stock with Pimm on Bloomberg, andArise TV on their website at 3pm.
  • Arturo Castro (Broad City) - Arturo talks about his role in the hit comedy series Broad City and shares what's ahead for the current season on HuffPost Live at 4:00pm.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl discusses Oscar moments in the Plugged-In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your loca listings.
  • The Cast of Life Goes On - Patti LuPone, Chris Burke and Kellie Martin reunite on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry discusses the latest addition to his children's book series Here's Hank on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Catch Ellie on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/30 Rock) - Will is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette visits The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Parks and Recreation - Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Jim O'Heir, Retta and executive producer Michael Schur are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. Read our blog story.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Lindsay Sloane (The Odd Couple/The Stones/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Thomas and Lindsay are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) - Victoria stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?/Taxi) - Tony appears on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David dishes on his family and addresses rumors of an X-Files reunion on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She will also be on People Now and New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Donald Glover (Community) - Donald talks about The Lazarus Project and Community on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani talks about the Cooking Channel's Dinner at Tiffani's on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin discusses the epic 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is a guest on People Now.
  • Jason Hervey (The Wonder Years) - Jason talks about WGN America's Outlaw Country on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 9am and on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:15am.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob visits The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah stops by The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Ian Black (Ed) - Michael is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Clark Duke (Hearts Afire/The Office) - Clark is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Martin Lawrence (Partners/Martin) - Martin is a guest on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom and Tom Brokaw will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra talks about The Mysteries of Laura on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his film Wild Canaries on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Ashley Argota (True Jackson, VP/Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures) - Ashley stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) and Robbie Amell (1600 Penn/True Jackson, VP/Life with Derek) - Mae and Robbie talk about their film The Duff on People Now.
  • Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation) - Jim discusses the series finale of Parks and Recreation on HuffPost Live at 1:00pm.
  • Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile and Hayley Orrantia - The Goldbergs' children are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:15am.
  • Anne Heche (Save Me/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Anne is a guest on NewsNation on MSNBC at 11am.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
  • J.B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Catch J.B. on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show/Newhart/Bob) - Bob appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/30 Rock) - Will drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kate Micucci (The Big Bang Theory/Raising Hope/'Til Death) - Kate is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Melissa appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) - Jack visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Téa Leoni (The Naked Truth/Flying Blind) - Téa will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Teri Polo (I'm with Her/Man Up!) - Teri chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Robbie Amell (1600 Penn/True Jackson, VP/Life with Derek) - Robbie discusses The Flash on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda will be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage) - Debi is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
Friday, February 27, 2015
  • Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Watch Abbi and Ilana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Simon on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Owen Benjamin (Sullivan & Son) - Owen appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Lana Parilla (Spin City) - Lana chats on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Anne Heche (Save Me/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Anne and the cast of USA Network's Dig give a sneak peak and share secrets from the highly anticipated new murder mystery mini-series on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Natalie Desselle-Reid (Eve/For Your Love/Built to Last) - Natalie guest co-hosts ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ming-Na Wen (The Single Guy) - Ming-Na Wen will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani talks about getting ready for baby #2 to join her family and cooks on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. She also talks about the Cooking Channel's Dinner at Tiffani's on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 9am.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicty is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Luis Guzman (How to Make It in America/Luis) - Luis is a guest on People Now.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 23

The Conners - "Tangled Up in Blue'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Darlene is in for one surprise after another when David introduces his girlfriend, Blue (Juliette Lewis), at a parent-teacher conference and mentions that Mark and Harris will be spending the weekend with them. Dan hires Becky to help out at work, but they both come to learn that she might need more help than she can offer.

The Kids Are Alright - "Timmy's Poem" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To Peggy’s dismay, Timmy decides to enter a poetry contest to win the money he needs to repair his ventriloquist dummy. Stumped, he decides to plagiarize a poem and soon realizes he’s not the only one who passed it off as his own. Meanwhile, Mike and Lawrence continue to butt heads when Lawrence complains that there are no fresh vegetables in the family’s diet.

black-ish - "Don't You Be My Neighbor" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The neighbors decide to rent their house out for homestays and it’s causing problems for the Johnsons. Dre develops a newfound joy of calling the cops over petty neighborhood issues but begins to question the example he is setting for Jack. Meanwhile, Diane develops her first crush and Bow wants to help but lets Zoey take the lead.

Splitting Up Together - "Asking for a Friend" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Afraid that the answer could ruin his chances with Lena, Martin finds every way he can to avoid asking Lisa Apple if she is pregnant, while the potential pregnancy makes Lena more and more distant. At the same time, Lena worries Mason is changing himself to please his new girlfriend and finds parallels to her own relationship with Martin. Elsewhere, Maya tells Frank a pretend story about her “friend” who is dating someone new and pregnant to gauge what his honest reaction will be.

The Guest Book - "Finding Reality" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Vivian and Eddie leave Mt. Trace to make a fresh start in a small beachside town, where they meet Nikki and Tommy, the engaged couple running Emmy Lou's Grill and vacation home Barefeet Retreat, and Bodhi, the local handyman.

The Guest Book - "Under Cover" (TBS, 10:27PM ET/PT)
Rob and Shelley rent Barefeet Retreat to lure in their next mark, a woman named Angel who is abusing every substance that can be abused; Vivian develops a crush on Bodhi; Nikki goes into labor.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 22)

Tuesday, October 23

  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement/My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) - Catch Oliver on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Cross (Arrested Development/Running Wilde) - David stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tyler Alvarez (Every Witch Way) - Tyler appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/A Family for Joe/I Married Dora) - Juliette is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about Camping on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brenda Song (Dads/The Suite Life on Deck/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd) - Brenda guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons/Checking In/227) - Marla appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric will be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric talks about Speechless on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Nik Dodani (Murphy Brown/Atypical) - Nik talks about Murphy Brown on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor/Search Party) - Brandon talks about God Friended Me on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal talks about The Resident on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary talks about The Kids Are Alright on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


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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