Friday, August 14, 2015

NBC Announces Comedy Plans at 2015 TCA Summer Press Tour; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 17, 2015)

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NBC has given a 13-episode series commitment order to an untitled comedy from Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine executive producer Michael Schur, one of the most respected and talented writer-showrunners in television today. Details are being kept as top secret for now. Stay tuned for more.

NBC also announced another comedy project. Emmy Award winners and producing partners Tina Fey and Robert Carlock are returning to NBC with a pilot production order for an untitled comedy written by Emmy winner Tracey Wigfield. The Fey-Carlock project centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom gets an internship at her daughter's workplace, a cable news network. Stay with us for continued updates on this one as well.


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 August 17-21, 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, August 16, 2015

  • Angela Kinsey (Your Family or Mine/The Hotwives/The Office) - Catch Angela on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, August 17, 2015
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Watch Lake 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.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Becki Newton (Weird Loners/The Goodwin Games/How I Met Your Mother) - Becki appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jessica St. Clair (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/In the Motherhood) and Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Jessica and Lennon are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique opens up about why she believes she was blackballed by Hollywood after her Oscar win and more on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island) - Dawn discusses her career and makes a recipe from her new cookbook on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Dana Delany (The Comedians) - Dana talks about Hand of God on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer talks about his latest projects From Dusk Till Dawn and Minority Report on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony is a guest on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Catch Lisa on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (The War at Home) - Michael appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim discusses his new comedy series on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Ana Ortiz (A.U.S.A.) - Ana and Roselyn Sanchez join the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Paul Scheer (The League/Fresh Off the Boat/The Hotwives of Las Vegas) and Rob Huebel (The Hotwives of Las Vegas) - Paul and Rob are guests NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Watch Queen Latifah on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Maz Jobrani (Better Off Ted/The Knights of Prosperity) - Maz will be on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) - Jemaine is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • J.B. Smoove (The Millers/Curb Your Enthusiasm/'Til Death) - J.B. stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Stacey Dash (Clueless) - Stacey shares her views on fair wages for women and reveals her man crush on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me!) and Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier) - Wendie and Jane are guests on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tahj Mowry (Baby Daddy/Smart Guy) - Tahj is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • August Maturo (Girl Meets World) - August talks about his show Girl Meets World on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Lily talks about Grandma on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Catch Topher on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Lily drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Minnie Driver (About a Boy) - Minnie appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve dishes on her wedding, life abroad and more on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Troy Garity (Ballers) - Troy shares behind-the-scenes stories from Ballers on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony talks about American Ultra on NBC's Today in the 9am hour, on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET, and on the AOL Build Show.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) and Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Anthony and Tracee are guests on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake talks about Digging for Fire on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani is a guest on People Now.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick appears on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
Friday, August 21, 2015
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Watch Connie on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (True Jackson, VP/Out All Night) - Vivica reveals why she fired herself from the hit reality show, on Kenya-gate and whom she believes was the love of her life on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Lily appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Tituss is a guest on the AOL Build Show.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake appears on the AOL Build Show, on People Now, and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am..
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri chats on Ice & Coco on select Fox-owned stations, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony will be on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.