Friday, June 19, 2015

USA Network Sitcom Playing House Returns Aug. 4 with Guests; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 22, 2015)

Playing House

Drew and Jonathan Scott, stars of HGTV's Property Brothers, have been tapped to guest star in the second season of USA Network's critically-acclaimed half-hour comedy series Playing House. The Scott brothers will appear as themselves to remake Maggie Caruso's (Lennon Parham) body into the 'hottest property on the market.' The episode featuring the brothers will air as part of the back-to-back episode season two premiere of Playing House on Tuesday, August 4 beginning at 10/9c. The critically acclaimed comedy Playing House returns for a season two with an innovative windowing structure that, each week, will allow viewers to preview next week's episode on their Video-On-Demand platforms. Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso (Lennon Parham) and Emma Crawford (Jessica St. Clair) are in store for one of their biggest adventures yet - raising a baby. This season, Maggie and Emma navigate their way through life as co-parents to Maggie's daughter Charlotte. The colorful residents of Pinebrook, CT also return including Emma's first love Mark (Keegan Michael Key) and her eccentric mom, Gwen (Jane Kaczmarek).


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 22-26, 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!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony and his family compete against Toni Braxton and her sisters on Celebrity Family Feud on ABC at 8pm.
Monday, June 22, 2015
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Watch Seth on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Ted 2 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami/Fired Up) - Mark drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ashley Tisdale (Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) and Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Jill and Heather are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Fred Willard (Modern Family/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Fred is a guest on SportsNation at 3pm on ESPN2.
  • Jason Ritter (Another Period/The Class) - Jason talks about Comedy Central's Another Period and his new film 7 Seconds on the AOL Build Show and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary appears on People Now.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Teri Polo (I'm with Her/Man Up!) - Teri is part of the Plugged-In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Catch Lizzy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) and Ashley Tisdale (Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Lauren and Ashley are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. Ashley will also be on People Now.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Riki Lindhome (Another Period/Super Fun Night) - Riki appears on the AOL Build Show.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami/Fired Up) - Mark visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch Wanda on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about Mr. Robot on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement/Seinfeld) - Patrick will be on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Adam on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Richard Lewis (Anything But Love/Daddy Dearest/Hiller and Diller) - Richard appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith A Different World) - Jada visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Greg Poehler (Welcome to Sweden) - Greg stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Welcome to Sweden on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • David Koechner (The Office/Hank), Will Sasso (Less Than Perfect/$h*! My Dad Says) and Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/'Til Death) - David, Will and Kate are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Lisa stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zach Woods (Playing House/Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross and the cast of Disney's Teen Beach 2 perform on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Maribeth Monroe (The Brink) - Maribeth talks about HBO's The Brink on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Omar Miller (Ballers) - Omar talks about HBO's Ballers on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel appears on SportsNation at 3pm on ESPN2.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Odette Annable (Breaking In) - Odette is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Friday, June 26, 2015
  • Jack Black (The Brink) - Watch Jack on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Autumn Reeser (Complete Savages/Grounded for Life) - Autumn talks about Hallmark Channel's A Country Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tahj Mowry (Baby Daddy/Smart Guy) and Derek Theler (Baby Daddy) - Tahj and Derek are guests on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new film 7 Minutes on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Scream on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement/Seinfeld) - Patrick is a guest on People Now.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
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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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