Friday, September 25, 2015

Lifetime Orders 4th Season of Devious Maids; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 28, 2015)

Devious Maids

Lifetime's hit series Devious Maids (#DeviousMaids, #DeviousArmy) will return for a devilish fourth season next year. The network has ordered 10 episodes of the ABC Studios-produced program, which is executive produced by Marc Cherry, Eva Longoria, Sabrina Wind and Brian Tanen, and stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci. Last season, Devious Maids drove Lifetime to rank as the number two cable network with scripted programming in the Monday 9-10pm time period among Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, while its August 24 season finale reached season highs among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Women 25-54. In addition, the program's stars Ortiz, Ramírez, Sánchez and Reyes each received an Imagen Award nomination for Best Actress – Television.

Devious Maids is set in a world where murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills' wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tony enclave where the staff is as clever, witty and downright as devilish as their employers. The series centers on a close-knit group of maids, Marisol (Ortiz), Rosie (Ramírez), Carmen (Sánchez) and Zoila (Reyes), who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic universe that engulfs their employers. Devious Maids also stars Grant Show, Rebecca Wisocky and Tom Irwin. Brianna Brown and Brett Cullen made a return to the series this past season, joining other cast members Edy Ganem, Naya Rivera, Gilles Marini, Cristián de la Fuente, John O'Hurley, Justina Machado, Nathan Owens and Julie Claire.


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 September 28-October 2, 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, September 27, 2015

  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) and Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Neil and Whitney are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, September 28, 2015
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Rob on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about The Grinder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael (check your listings), on the AOL Build Show at 12pm and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Kat and Beth are guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Peck (Grandfathered/Drake & Josh) - Josh is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried), Matt Walsh (Veep) and Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) - Rob, Matt and Jack are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil talks about Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about Grandfathered and Fuller House on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am, in the 9am and in the 10am hour. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Judith Light (Transparent/Who's the Boss?) - Judith is a guest on HuffPost Live at 3:40pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Truth Be Told/Saved by the Bell) - Catch Mark-Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel/Committed) - Kenan visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio/The Van Dyke Show) - Maura stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He also talks about Heroes Reborn on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Meagan Good (Mr. Robinson/Cousin Skeeter) - Meagan is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS. He also previews the film The Walk on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project/Eastbound & Down) - Ike visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • David Krumholtz (Partners/The Trouble with Normal/Chicago Sons) and Lauren Lapkus (Are You There, Chelsea?/Clipped) - David and Lauren are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia talks about Chicago P.D. on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am, on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael (check your listings), on the AOL Build Show at 4pm and on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John gives a special musical performance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil talks about Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Judy Greer (Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Richard Kind (Spin City/Mad About You) - Richard is tentatively scheduled to appear New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Luis Guzman (Luis/How to Make It in America) - Luis appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bonnie Somerville (Kitchen Confidential/In-Laws) - Bonnie will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on HuffPost Live.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather appears on People Now.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra is a guest on People Now.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke will be on People Now.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Watch Mr. Warmth on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Judy Greer (Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords/How to Be a Gentleman) - Tom and Rhys are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana talks about her new perfume Ari by Ariana Grande on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) - Barry talks about Worst Cooks in America: Celeb Edition on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ravi Patel (Grandfathered) - Ravi shares details about his delicious, all-natural, non-GMO snack bars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia dishes on the new season of Chicago P.D. on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about The Big Bang Theory on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Jeff and Wendi discuss the new season of The Goldbergs on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim talks about the new season of Madam Secretary on HuffPost Live at 2:40pm. He will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat is a guest on People Now.
  • Mike O'Malley (Yes, Dear/Welcome to the Family) - Mike will be on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Catch Miley on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4pm and on HuffPost Live at 5pm.
  • Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Ben appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Jason visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Emily Mortimer (Doll & Em) - Emily appears on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Albert Tsai (Dr. Ken/Trophy Wife) - Albert talks about his new show Dr. Ken on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Matt Walsh (Veep) - Matt talks about Veep on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary will be on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am.
Friday, October 2, 2015
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Watch Andy on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jon Heder (Pickle and Peanut/Napoleon Dynamite) - Jon appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Hana Hayes (The Grinder) - Hana talks about her new show The Grinder on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri does wig makeovers on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Sinbad (The Sinbad Show/A Different World) - Sinbad is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather appears on People Now.
  • Judy Greer (Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy will be on People.com Chatter.
  • Malin Akerman (Sin City Saints/Trophy Wife) - Malin is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny Pintauro (Who's the Boss?) - Danny chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am 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.


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

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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