Friday, May 15, 2015

Hallmark Channel Acquires Last Man Standing for 2016; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 18, 2015)

Last Man Standing

Hallmark Channel has announced the acquisition of the off-network sitcom Last Man Standing. The series will begin to air as part of the network's successful sitcom programming lineup beginning January 2016. Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen (Home Improvement) as the manly patriarch of a family dominated by women, is the latest addition to Hallmark Channel's highly-rated hit sitcom offerings, which include viewer favorites The Middle and Home Improvement, also starring Allen. In Home Improvement star Tim Allen's hilarious comeback to comedy television, Last Man Standing, also starring Nancy Travis and Hector Elizondo, anchors the popular Friday night lineup on ABC. The series, entering its fifth season this fall on ABC, revolves around Mike Baxter (Allen), an outdoor sporting goods exec whose conservative ideas are constantly challenged in a world ruled by women - his wife and three daughters. As Mike tries to maintain his macho manliness while surrounded by the strong-willed women he loves, he finds his traditional values and testosterone-fueled attitude will always single him out. With the perfect blend of wit, hilarious humor and warmhearted family moments, Last Man Standing gives a charmingly funny spin on the plight of an everyday American dad.


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 18-22, 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, May 18, 2015

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Watch Tom on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Chelsea appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show)- Betty stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Brad Garrett ('Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Brad opens up about getting sober and discusses the recent passing of his former Everybody Loves Raymond co-star Sawyer Sweeten on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario uses humor to expose our most humiliating moments and Dr. Oz shows you how to heal them 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.
  • Fred Willard (Modern Family/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Fred is a guest on SportsNation at 3pm on ESPN2.
  • Ricky Schroder (Silver Spoons) - Ricky discusses his new DirecTV docuseries The Fighting Season on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am, on NBC's Today in the 9am hour, on the AOL Build Show and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) and June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - Brooklyn and June are guests on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Brooklyn will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Alan Thicke (Growing Pains) - Alan appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/Scrubs/A.U.S.A.) - Scott is a guest on People Now.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Catch Jamie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City) - Carla appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about San Andreas on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - George drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Friends) - Lisa is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/Scrubs/A.U.S.A.) - Scott talks about Scandal on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will also be on People Now.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa joins others to break down the hottest headlines on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons and Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Anthony and Tracee are guests on The Real, so check your local listings. Anthony will also be on Access Hollywood Live, 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.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mary Kay Place (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman/Bored to Death) - Mary talks about her new film I'll See You in My Dreams on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ricky Schroder (Silver Spoons) - Ricky talks about his new DirecTV docuseries The Fighting Season, which offers an unprecedented look into the war in Afghanistan, on HuffPost Live at 3:30pm.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry is interviewed on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Cavanagh (Ed/Scrubs) - Tom talks about The Flash on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - Watch David on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff is a guest 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. He will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens/The Goldbergs) - Patton stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about The Middle a repeat on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • James Van Der Beek (Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ron Funches (Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Out All Night/Arsenio) - Vivica and Meredith try to guess what famous wigs audience members are wearing on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings. She will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • 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.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He also talks about the Modern Family season finale on HuffPost Live at 1:00pm and on the AOL Build Show.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles talks about the season finale of black-ish on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie performs live on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. He is interviewed on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Davis (Bad Teacher/Sex and the City) - Kristin is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Ricky Schroder (Silver Spoons) - Ricky appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
  • George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Watch George on a primetime encore of Jimmy Kimmel Live Presents George Clooney at 10pm on ABC.
  • Richard Lewis (Anything But Love/Daddy Dearest) - Richard stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Adam Pally (The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Pamela Anderson (Stacked) - Pamela visits on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Partners/Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey opens up about the 26-year age difference in his marriage, fatherhood and more on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • 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.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Ricky Schroder (Silver Spoons) - Ricky is a guest on People Now.
  • Brandy (The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Brandy will be on Essence Live.
  • Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Thunder Alley) - Ed is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
Friday, May 22, 2015
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Watch Jane on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on The Ellen DeGeneres 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.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) and June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - Brooklyn and June are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna talks about Veep on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon is a guest on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Bryan Greenberg (How to Make It in America) - Bryan appears on People Now.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on People Now.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Zendaya will be on People Now.
  • Brad Garrett ('Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Brad appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
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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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