Friday, April 17, 2015

I Love Lucy Special on CBS in May; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 20, 2015)

I Love Lucy Superstar Special

I Love Lucy Superstar Special, a new one-hour special featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the 1950s series, will be broadcast Sunday, May 17 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. The two episodes - like those presented in previous years during Christmas - are newly colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set - at the beginning and end of the hour - with no interruption between the episodes. Included in the special is material from "L.A. at Last!" that has not been broadcast since the episode first aired on CBS 60 years ago!

I Love Lucy Superstar Special

The episodes star Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, and Vivian Vance and William Frawley as the Ricardos' friends and landlords, Ethel and Fred Mertz. William Holden guest stars in "L.A. at Last!" and George Reeves, star of the Adventures of Superman series, reprises his role in "Lucy and Superman." "L.A. at Last!" finds the Ricardos and Mertzes arriving in Hollywood, where Ricky is appearing in a new motion picture. Star-struck Lucy is anxious to meet some movie stars up-close, and decides to have lunch with the Mertzes at the famed Brown Derby Restaurant, where she meets film star William Holden and causes a major mess. Ricky innocently complicates matters when he meets Holden at the studio later, and invites him home for coffee. "L.A. at Last!" originally aired Feb. 7, 1955, and became an instant classic. The script was nominated for an Emmy(R) Award.

In "Lucy and Superman," Lucy and longtime friend and rival Caroline Appleby want to schedule their child's birthday party on the same afternoon. Lucy finally "wins" the battle by promising that TV superhero Superman will appear at Little Ricky's party. However, things take a hilarious turn when the "Man of Steel" has a scheduling problem and Lucy decides to replace him. "Lucy and Superman" originally aired Jan. 14, 1957, and was an immediate hit with fans of both I Love Lucy and Superman.


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 April 20-24, 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, April 19, 2015

  • Brandy Norwood (The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Catch Brandy on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, April 20, 2015
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Watch John on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Stamos (Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ron Funches (Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show/The New Dick Van Dyke Show) - Dick is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • Michael Rapaport (The War at Home) - Michael joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:15am.
  • Suzanne Cryer (Silicon Valley/Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place) - Suzanne talks about what to expect on the second season of Silicon Valley on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick discusses his new film Adult Beginners and talks about saying goodbye to his sketch comedy series Kroll Show on HuffPost Live at 12pm.
  • Lily Tomlin (Malibu Country) - Lily discusses her new comedy Grandma and shares details on reuniting with Jane Fonda in the upcoming Netflix series Grace and Frankie (premiering May 8) on HuffPost Live at 12:30pm.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Parks and Recreation/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about Happyish on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera will be on People Now.
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game/The Steve Harvey Show/Minor Adjustments) - Wendy is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Catch Courteney on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Watch Betty on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • John C. McGinley (Ground Floor/Scrubs) - John is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Oliver Hudson (Rules of Engagement) - Oliver stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani serves up braised tri-tip roast on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) - David and David Burtka from the new musical It Shoulda Been You are guests on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls) - Jonathan cracks the audience up with his celebrity impressions on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Chris D'Elia (Undateable/Whitney) and Brent Morin (Undateable) - Chris and Brent are guests on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne reveals the devastating family health crisis that took years to diagnose and the 4 point detox checklist that she says helped save her and her family’s life on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Full House) - Lori talks about her two Hallmark Channel projects Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room and the return of her show When Calls the Heart on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings. She will also be on KTLA 5 in Los Angeles live at 9:30am PT.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie can be heard on Sirius XM's Morning Mash Up at 9:30am.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick talks about Adult Beginners on SI Now.
  • Jeremy Miller (Growing Pains) - Jeremy is a guest on NewsNation on MSNBC at 11am.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Watch Jim on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Catch Courteney on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris D'Elia (Undateable/Whitney) - Chris appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lori Loughlin (Full House) - Lori drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo and on the After Show for BravoTV.com 11:30pm. She also gives a look at the upcoming season of her Hallmark Channel original series When Calls the Heart on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Zendaya will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Reba) - Melissa stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Andrew Santino (Sin City Saints) - Andrew is a guest on SportsNation at 3pm on ESPN2.
  • Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne) - Sandra dishes about her guest-starring role on Two Broke Girls on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara is a guest on People Now.
  • Jason George (Eve/Off Centre) - Jason appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons), Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) and Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - The stars of black-ish are guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up) - Jason appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Catch Beth and Kat on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Timothy Simons (Veep) - Timothy is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She talks about being blacklisted in Hollywood after winning an Oscar and tells us about her highly anticipated return to the big screen in the new film Blackbird on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Partners/Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about the Broadway musical Finding Neverland on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will also be on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel at 8:22am.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Full House) - Lori talks about Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kevin Pollak (Mom/Work with Me) - Kevin talks about Misery Loves Comedy on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Zendaya is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings. She will also be on People Now and Essence Live.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • CCH Pounder (Brothers/Women in Prison) - CCH is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Brittany Snow (Ben and Kate) - Brittany will be on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel at 6:52am.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne appears on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am.
Friday, April 24, 2015
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Watch Jerry on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Pollak (Mom/Work with Me) - Kevin chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He also talks about his new film Misery Loves Comedy on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario joins a panel of experts to break down all the latest headlines on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • Eden Sher (The Middle) - Eden stops by The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique talks about her new film Blackbird on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Parks and Recreation/Free Agents) - Kathryn will be on People Now.
  • Lori Loughlin (Full House) - Lori talks about Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel at 7:20am.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne talks about her elimination from Dancing with the Stars and new book TOX-SICK on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Cognition Regeneration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Leonard isn’t thrilled when Penny considers taking a new job offered by her ex-boyfriend, Zack (Brian Thomas Smith).

The Great Indoors - "The Heartbreaker" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack sets up a double date to get Eddie out of a post-divorce rut, but the night gets awkward when they run into Denise (Essence Atkins), Eddie’s ex-wife. Also, when Emma decides to breakup with her boyfriend, Greg (Andy Ridings), Clark is torn between making a move on her and salvaging his friendship with Greg.

Mom - "A Cricket and a Hedge Made of Gold" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Marjorie takes a break from the group, Bonnie becomes the go-to for everyone’s problems, and Christy tries to overcome a painful memory from her past.

Life in Pieces - "Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen goes to Tim for help with an embarrassing ailment, she begs him not to tell the family. Also, Dougie (Fortune Feimster) enlists Joan to help her buy a gift for Matt and Colleen’s wedding; Heather gets jealous when her friends want to include Jen in their mommy group; and Professor Sinclair Wilde (Cary Elwes) encourages Joan to ask her family to read a draft of her book.

Superstore - "Ladies' Lunch" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During the morning meeting, Glenn (Mark McKinney) accidentally tells the employees the real reason Amy (America Ferrera) has been late to work lately. Meanwhile, Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to cheer up Amy by kidnapping her for a "ladies' lunch." Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) invent a game to pass the time, tricking Glenn and Mateo (Nico Santos) in the process. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) helps Amy take a fearless step with a dramatic new look.

Superstore - "Cheyenne's Wedding" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
It's Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Bo's (recurring guest star Johnny Pemberton) dream wedding, but not everything goes according to plan. Meanwhile, relationships unravel as Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) dodge relationship rumors. Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to change Jeff's (recurring guest star Michael Bunin) mind after learning of upcoming layoffs, Dina (Lauren Ash) talks her way into the wedding party and Mateo (Nico Santos) dodges Jeff throughout the wedding.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Thursday, April 27

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C/It's All Relative) - John visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America chats about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Perrey Reeves (Entourage) - Perrey makes a kale salad on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffalo Bill) - Geena talks about A League of Their Own on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna talks about Superior Donuts on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.