Friday, May 29, 2015

ABC Family Acquires Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 1, 2015)

Dawson's Creek Buffy the Vampire Slayer

ABC Family has acquired two very popular teen dramas. And the dramas are... Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Both shows were staples of The WB in the late 90s and will begin airing on ABC Family in reruns on Monday, June 22, 2015. Dawson's Creek will air at 12pm Monday-Friday following Gilmore Girls, while Buffy the Vampire Slayer will air at 5pm Monday-Friday. Dawson's Creek is replacing one airing of Gilmore Girls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer is replacing an hour of Boy Meets World, but that show will remain from 6-7pm and 12-2am on weeknights. ABC Family is not making any other changes to its line-up besides these two hours. Dawson's Creek has been on cable before like on TBS and The N (now called TeenNick), while Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been on multiple networks recently (like FX, Pivot and Logo).

Dawson's Creek of course aired from 1998-2003 on The WB and starred James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams. Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired on The WB from 1997 to 2001 and then UPN from 2001 to 2003 and among the stars were Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Stewart Head, David Boreanaz and Seth Green. Keep it right here for continued updates on these two shows and all things ABC Family.


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 June 1-5, 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!


Monday, June 1, 2015

  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Mollly/Samantha Who?) - Watch Melissa on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about her new film Spy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Jeremy visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • He also discusses new his film Entourage on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Hannah Simone (New Girl) - Hannah appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me) - David drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jonathan Groff (Looking) - Jonathan is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ana Ortiz (Kristin/A.U.S.A.) - Ana, Roselyn Sanchez and Susan Lucci chat about Devious Maids with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Ana and Roselyn also join the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. Ana will be on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am. They can be heard on Shade 45 with Sway and Morning Jolt with Larry Flick on SiriusXM Radio.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy gives first interview since his tragic car accident on Inside Edition, so check your local listings. He will also be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Catch Melissa on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Greg Proops (True Jackson, VP) - Greg is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. He explains why his latest book really is The Smartest Book in the World on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Matt Braunger (Up All Night) - Matt will be on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse discusses the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Dania Ramirez (Entourage) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs) - Dania and Judy talk about Devious Maids on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami) - Mark is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Paul Feig (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/The Jackie Thomas Show) - Paul talks about his new film Spy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show/Spin City/Family Ties) - Michael will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour..
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Watch Adrian on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS and Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. He will also be on People Now.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm. She will also appear with director Paul Feig on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Janet Varney (You're the Worst) - Janet is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bridgit Mendler (Undateable/Good Luck Charlie) - Bridgit is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time), Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier) and Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me) - The ladies of Hot in Cleveland chat on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Reba) - Melissa 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.
  • Julie Benz (Payne/Hi Honey, I'm Home!) - Julie discusses the upcoming season premiere of Defiance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about Jurassic World on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Catch Joseph on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Jane and Lily are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Paul Feig (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/The Jackie Thomas Show) - Paul stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • The Cast of Entourage - Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The New Class) - Mario is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Perrey Reeves (Entourage) - Perrey talks about bring her Entourage character from TV to the big screen on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry is interviewed on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny) - Charles talks about Ever After on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, June 5, 2015
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Watch Marlon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about I Can Do That on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami) - Mark appears on the AOL Build Show.
  • Ana Ortiz (Kristin/A.U.S.A.) - Ana, Roselyn Sanchez and Susan Lucci talk about Devious Maids on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am.
  • Abby Elliott and Jill Kargman (Odd Man Out) - Abby and Jill talk about their new Bravo comedy Odd Mom Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. Odd Mom Out premieres on Bravo on June 8.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 25

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

Game Shakers - "Bug Tussle" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Dub goes to Vegas and leaves Trip behind, the Game Shakers take Trip to Dub's awesome apartment to show him a good time.

Game Shakers - "Why Tonya" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers are approached by a fan who demands that they make changes to one of their games.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Friday, May 24

  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Watch Dana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of The Big Bang Theory - Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott - Adam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John and his daughter Ella Bleu are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan stops by The Real, so check your local listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 5:30pm
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Broadway's Network on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée talks about Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short with Justin Long on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Beanie and Kaitlyn talk about Booksmart on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is in the kitchen on Pickler & Ben, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
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