Friday, May 08, 2015

Bounce TV Upfront 2015; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 11, 2015)

Bounce TV

Bounce TV announced its original programming plans for the 2015-16 upfront season. The network has renewed its new hit comedy series Mann & Wife for a second season. Season one of Mann & Wife is airing now and has become the most watched original series in Bounce TV history to date. It will produce its first-ever drama series, called Saints & Sinners (Working Title) in the vein of current hit shows like Empire and Scandal, Saints & Sinners will center around the pursuit of power, intertwined with deceit, greed, corruption, and murder - all set against backdrop of a large southern church. Bounce TV has also ordered a third season of the popular sitcom Family Time and renewed its stand-up comedy series Off the Chain for season four. No word on more news in terms of off-network acquisitions, but hopefully more will come! Stay tuned.


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 May 11-15, 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!


Henry Winkler on Oprah: Where Are They Now?
Oprah Winfrey with Henry Winkler/©Harpo, Inc./Christopher Patey

Saturday, May 9, 2015

  • Henry Winkler, Anson Williams and Don Most (Happy Days) - In an all-new episode of the popular series, Oprah: Where Are They Now?, airing this Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah talks with beloved star Henry Winkler 40 years after his first appearance as “The Fonz” on the hit series Happy Days. During the revealing interview, Winkler shares favorite memories from the Happy Days set, the benefits and drawbacks of fame, and how it was his real-life father’s advice that set the stage for the Fonz to “jump the shark.” Next, at home with Anson Williams, the actor who played “Potsie” on Happy Days, plus a surprise visit from Don Most, who played “Ralph Malph” on the show.
Monday, May 11, 2015
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Watch Don on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Stamos (Full House/Jake in Progress) - John appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Louis stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Adam Pally (The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence) - Nathan and Matthew Broderick discuss their Broadway play It's Only a Play on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/Scrubs/A.U.S.A.) - Scott visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about his new album Hollywood and the national anthem controversy on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings. He also appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice chats on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City/Entourage) - Carla is a guest on AOL Build.
  • Raven-Symoné (That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symoné guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Martin Sheen (Grace and Frankie/Anger Management) - Martin chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sara Gilbert (Bad Teacher/The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Sara and the other hosts of The Talk are guests on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Catch Terry on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Friends with Better Lives) - Brooklyn appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He also guest co-hosts ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Lily gives the scoop on her new Netflix series Grace and Frankie on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Crew (Silicon Valley) - Amanda talks about the new season of Silicon Valley on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened) - Laura talks about her new drama Bravetown, her experience filming Wild as well as her upcoming projects on HuffPost Live at 11am.
  • Blythe Danner (Will & Grace/Adam's Rib) - Blythe discusses her coming-of-age film I’ll See You in My Dreams on HuffPost Live at 2:15pm.
  • Raven-Symoné (That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symoné guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Martin Sheen (Grace and Frankie/Anger Management) - Martin talks about his famous sons, his recent college graduation speech and more on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings. He is also tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Jeremy is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Watch Rebel on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jessica Chaffin (Zoey 101) - Jessica is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Paul Feig (The Jackie Thomas Show/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Paul appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jamie Denbo (Happy Hour) - Jamie is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Partners/Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey previews his new Broadway musical Finding Neverland on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane chats on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar discusses Pitch Perfect 2 on AOL Build.
  • Raven-Symoné (That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symoné guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jennie Garth (Mystery Girls/What I Like About You) - Jennie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Joshua Malina (Sports Night) - Joshua appears on People Now.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/Scrubs/A.U.S.A.) - Scott is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
  • George Clooney (E/R /The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Catch George on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He talks about Tomorrowland on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Jane and Lily are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Raven-Symoné (That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symoné guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • James Pickens, Jr. (Roseanne) - James chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle and others break down the hottest headlines of the day on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/Scrubs/A.U.S.A.) - Scott appears on People Now.
Friday, May 15, 2015
  • Norm Macdonald (Norm/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Watch Norm on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andre is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He also talks about Pitch Perfect 2 on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Brooke Burns (Miss Guided/Out of the Blue) - Brooke talks about her upcoming Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Gourmet Detective on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario appears on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Raven-Symoné (That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symoné guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond/'Til Death) - Brad chats about his new book When the Balls Drop on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Greenberg (How to Make it in America) - Bryan appears on People Now.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Zendaya is a guest on People Now.
  • Kristin Davis (Bad Teacher/Sex and the City) - Kristin appears on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 22

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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)
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.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Orgy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions run high as the vampires prepare to host the Biannual Vampire Orgy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Watch John and his daughter Ella Bleu on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Kaitlyn appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - Beanie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) and Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Jenny and Patton talk about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ed Asner (Dead to Me/Center of the Universe/Thunder Alley/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Ed and his son Matt are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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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