Friday, October 23, 2015

The Munsters Auto-Tuned Episode on COZI TV; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 26, 2015)

The Munsters COZI TV Marathon

This Halloween party like The Munsters when COZI TV launches The Munsters Marathon, debuting October 31 with "Auto-Tune The Munsters," the first fully auto-tuned rock opera for TV, featuring five original songs. The iconic episode "A Man for Marilyn" has been reconstructed around original composed songs using dialogue from the show to create a first-of-its kind for TV, following in the macabre and humorous traditions of Rocky Horror in film, and Sweeney Todd on stage. The song "What's Wrong With Me?" is a highlight of the episode which airs at 8pm and 11pm ET during The Munsters Marathon Halloween party from noon through midnight. The special was conceived by COZI TV Creative Director Alan Goodman, who along with well-known composers Paul Rolnick and Jamie Lawrence, crafted the original songs. Original animation and effects were created by Dream Machine Creative.


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 Oct. 26-30 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, October 26, 2015

  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Watch David on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Brent Morin (Undateable) - Brent is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina stops by The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings. She will also be on HuffPost Live at 2:30pm and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Truth Be Told/Saved by the Bell), Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads), Tone Bell (Truth Be Told/Bad Judge) and Bresha Webb (Truth Be Told/Love That Girl) - The cast of Truth Be Told are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Eddie Kaye Thomas ('Til Death/Off Centre) - Eddie and the cast of Scorpion are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Begley, Jr. (Your Family or Mine/Gary Unmarried) - Ed shares steps to save the environment and save money on your energy costs on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Beth Grant (The Mindy Project) - Beth drops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Toni will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Catch Julie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Koechner (The Office/Hank) - David appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about his book Almost Interesting on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi plays a game of "Big Wig Surprise" where Meredith and Wendi each try to guess which wig belongs to which famous person on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa appears on The Real, so check your local listings. She will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show/The New Dick Van Dyke Show) - Dick discusses his new book Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Natalie Morales (The Grinder) - Natalie is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth performs live on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and will be on in the 9am hour.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia appears on People Now.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Watch Anna on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She talks about her latest film Room on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen talks about her book Home on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael Strahan (black-ish) - Michael goes behind the scenes of ABC's black-ish sometime between 7-9am.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • George Foreman (George) - George debunks the most common kitchen myths and shares secrets to making the perfect steak on FABLife, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Funches (Undateable), Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Ron, Brian and Steve are guests on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Karan Brar (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Karan will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Catch Will on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family) - Shirley appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Dave Foley (Dr. Ken/NewsRadio) - Dave visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. will be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
  • Nathan Lane (Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence) - Nathan is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Riki Lindhome (Another Period/Super Fun Night) and Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Riki and Kate are guests on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Charlotte Rae (The Facts of Life) - Charlotte will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9am.
Friday, October 30, 2015
  • Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show/Spin City/Family Ties) - Watch Michael on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted 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 The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie is a guest on Popcorn with Peter Travers on ABC News.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will appears on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Truth Be Told/Saved by the Bell) - Mark-Paul will be on People Now.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe (Second Time Around) - Nicole and Boris are guests on Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke on streaming platform Feeln.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana appears on 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.