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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New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 2

Last Man Standing - "Precious Snowflakes" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mandy chooses local-celebrity Mike as the speaker for her business school’s graduation. After learning that the school requires his speech to be PC and micro-agression free, Mike decides whether or not to play by the rules. Meanwhile, Eve’s friend Cammy (Sarah Gilman) is home from college, bragging about how fantastic her new life has been, leaving Eve feeling slightly fruitless and discouraged.

Dr. Ken - "D.K's New Girlfriend" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When D.K. overhears Allison complain about him overstaying his welcome, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks. Meanwhile, Pat wants Dave to pretend he’s his adopted son; and Allison is convinced Molly wants to talk about something when she suggests they do a spa day, but the tables turn when Molly is the one doling out the advice.

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures.” Both were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed. 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 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 in December 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Thought to be lost, CBS rediscovered the episode in 1989.

In the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures,” Lucy’s lifelong dream of appearing in a motion picture seems to have come true when Ricky arranges for her to play a showgirl in a new musical. Unfortunately, the enormous feathered headdress she is expected to wear as she descends a staircase proves to be too cumbersome. After numerous mishaps on the stairs, the musical’s frustrated director (Lou Krugman) decides to make a change.

“Lucy Gets in Pictures” was originally broadcast Feb. 21, 1955, and was an immediate favorite not only of viewers, but of Lucille Ball herself. She restaged the famous headdress scene, again with Krugman, in the 1962 CBS special, “Opening Night,” and in 1965 in a slightly modified form, this time with actor Danny Thomas, in her second CBS series, “The Lucy Show.”

Liv and Maddie: Cali Style - "Cali Christmas-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maddie gets upset that she can't be in Wisconsin for Christmas, so Liv helps cheer her up.

Girl Meets World - "Girl Meets a Christmas Maya" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As Christmas approaches, Riley gets excited to celebrate her favorite holiday, but for Maya, the holidays only bring back unhappy memories from her childhood.

Bunk'd - "How the Griff Stole Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The holidays arrive at Camp Kikiwaka with everyone in good spirits -- except for Griff.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28)

Friday, December 2

  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be/Bosom Buddies) - Holland chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Quinn (Bunk'd) - Kevin appears on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - NBC's Today catches up with Miss Piggy in the 10am hour.
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent/Someone Like Me) - Gaby appears on Chelsea on Netflix.