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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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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