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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New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, February 20

Kevin Can Wait - "Neighborhood Watch" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Donna’s cousin, Irene (Claire Coffee), comes to visit with her chatty husband, Stuart (Alexander Chaplin), Kevin concocts an elaborate plan to avoid spending time with them by forming a neighborhood watch group with his buddies, including his neighbor, Rootger (Bas Rutten).

Man with a Plan - "Kate's First Date" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Kate is asked out on her first date, Adam can’t curb his overprotective ways. Also, Don enlists Lowell’s help to buy the perfect anniversary gift for Marcy.

Superior Donuts - "Trust Me" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Arthur is reluctant to let Franco make the shop’s bank deposit, Franco accuses his boss of not trusting him. Also, James regrets confiding in Randy after she shares an embarrassing secret about him with other cops at the station.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Jessica Shmessica" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bobby (Christopher Gorham) invites Caroline to a party to meet his family, she is eager to make a good impression but isn’t prepared for the torch that his mother and sisters still carry for Bobby’s ex-girlfriend. Also, Caroline’s nerves are even more frayed when the diner gang decides to tag along. Guest stars include Nora Dunn as Bobby’s mother, Teresa, and Kerri Kenney-Silver as his sister, Denise.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Monday, February 20

  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H) - Mike, Loretta and Jamie are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie discusses diversity at the Oscars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.