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

Friday, December 14

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cousin Eddie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The battle begins between mother and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he wants to spend Christmas with friend Nicole in New York. But Jessica insists that tradition prevails and he needs to spend the holiday with the family, so he does everything within his power to try and get her to crack and allow him to go. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan do their best to try and help an overwhelmed Emery decide on which one of his numerous friends to invite to the family’s Christmas Eve dinner.

Speechless - "J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters (guest stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie).

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” Both were colorized with 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.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet, and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

In “Pioneer Women,” Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League leads to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era. They select the turn of the last century, and as Lucy and Ethel start to bake their own bread and churn their own butter, the men become acquainted with straight-blade shaving and riding home from work on horseback. They all have some “‘splainin’” to do when two ladies from the Society Matrons’ League stop by for an unexpected visit.

“Pioneer Women” was originally broadcast on March 31, 1952, and became an immediate viewer favorite.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The special features the season one episode “Where Did I Come From,” written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode “Never Bathe on Saturday,” also written by Reiner. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – with no interruption between the episodes.

The Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife, Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son, Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional “The Alan Brady Show”; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

In “Where Did I Come From,” 6-year-old Ritchie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. The episode was first presented on Jan. 3, 1961 during the series’ first season.

In “Never Bathe on Saturday,” the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout. The episode was first presented on March 31, 1965, during season four.

Last Man Standing - "The Gift of the Mike Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa helps the family realize the importance of its long-standing holiday family traditions.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow resident who may or may not be the "Zodiac Killer."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Friday, December 14

  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Watch Karen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about The Party's Just Beginning on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Watch Tony on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Laura Linney (The Big C) and Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Bryan, Laura and Nick make special guest appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Romany Malco (Weeds/Blunt Talk) - Romany is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about the film Private Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Angela and her husband Joshua Snyder serve up monkey bread and chocolate peppermint cupcakes on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris talks about Clara's Ghost on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Hallmark Channel's A Gingerbread Romance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.


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The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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