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, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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