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 (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, July 26

The Goldbergs - "Jedi Master Adam Skywalker" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the school year comes to a close, Barry and Erica wonder what they’ll be voted for in the yearbook and pressure Adam – who’s on staff – to see the rough layout before it goes to print. But when they accidentally delete it, mass panic ensues and messes up Adam’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Murray is annoyed when Marvin comes to visit for money, but Beverly convinces him to help Marvin out with a plan, because he’s family.

Speechless - "T-H-- THE C-L-- CLUB" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ gets into an argument with Kenneth over their time together while Dylan decides she must “parent-trap” them both so they can get back together. Meanwhile, the family gets a chance to be members of a country club for a week. Ray sees it as a chance to live the high life while Maya jumps at the chance to spend mother-and-son time.

Modern Family - "Grab It" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay’s favorite place in the world, and only refuge, may be losing some of its charm when Phil considers becoming a member. At the Dunphy house, Claire mistakes her influence on Alex’s life choices, and Hayley cares too much about what Alex thinks about hers. Meanwhile, when Cam doesn’t give Mitchell the full story on what his play is really about, it really puts Mitchell in the spotlight.

American Housewife - "Other People's Marriages" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie encourages Viv (Leslie Bibb) to stand up to her boorish husband, Alan, but things backfire when Viv succeeds and decides to leave him – and move in with the Ottos.

Modern Family - "Snow Ball" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Manny and Luke put on the school’s lavish winter dance and end up over their heads due to a texting error, it is up to them to fix it before the end of the night. Meanwhile, Gloria, Claire, Mitchell and Cam all volunteer at the dance while Jay’s thinly veiled guise to get out of it by pretending to want to spend time with Phil backfires. During the dance, Claire and Gloria attempt to set up Marjorie (“Saturday Night Live”’s Vanessa Bayer), an overbearing mom, with the school’s principal. Finally, Mitchell is unnerved to be back in high school and is shocked to see a lot of himself in the school bully and feels he needs a little guidance.

The Goldbergs - "Crazy Calls" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After getting their first-ever answering machines, Murray and Pop-Pop wage a message war on one another. Fed up, Erica, Barry and Pops try to stop the fighting by offering a trip to a hockey game as an olive branch. Meanwhile, Adam finally finds a lunch-time home with some lovable geeks in the computer room, but Beverly worries about his social standing and intervenes.

The Carmichael Show - "Maxine's Sister" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) brings her sister (guest star Aurora Perrineau) to meet the Carmichaels, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery) reveals that they've previously met under unexpected circumstances forcing an exploration on judgment, hypocrisy and what it means to be family.

The Carmichael Show - "The Blues" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) finds Cynthia (Loretta Devine) in the kitchen crying, she uncovers an uncomfortable possibility that is hard for the whole family to face: Cynthia may be suffering from depression and in need of therapy.

Nightcap - "The Show Might Go On, Part 1" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy's girlfriend, Christie Brinkley, urges him to quit the show; saving her voice for a speaking engagement, TV personality Bethenny Frankel makes Penny do her dirty work; actor David Hasselhoff tells embarrassing stories about his nephew, Marcus.

Younger - "The Gift of The Maggie" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza hunts for a new romance author, bringing her closer to Charles. Maggie slashes an art competitor.

Odd Mom Out - " M.F.A. in B.S." (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jill struggles to make the right impression at her art show; New York Times best-selling author Derek Blasberg pays a visit to Brooke and Devon at Von Weber headquarters, but things do not go as planned; Lex gets advice from a stranger.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Wednesday, July 26

  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Watch Sutton on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She also chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sanaa Lathan (The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) - Baron appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Alice Wetterlund (People of Earth/Silicon Valley) - Alice is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. discusses his upcoming film The Emoji Movie on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) - Jade appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about The Last Tycoon on the AOL Build Show at 10:30am.