Friday, November 06, 2015

A Very Merry MeTV Schedule; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 9, 2015)

MeTV

The MeTV Network celebrates the holidays with a sleigh full of television favorites, as MeTV wishes everyone "A Very Merry MeTV." It's a family television event unwrapping a different holiday themed TV show each weeknight throughout the season. Everyone is invited to celebrate with merry and memorable MeTV programs and episodes. "A Very Merry MeTV" begins on Monday, November 16 and continues through Christmas night on Friday, December 25. Each weeknight from 9:00 to 10:00pm ET/PT, MeTV will present selected seasonal offerings of beloved and memorable comedies, dramas, westerns and more, all gift-wrapped and ready to celebrate.

Accessing MeTV's deep library of memorable television series, "A Very Merry MeTV" will present a wide collection of holiday programs and episodes, including selected shows that are new to the MeTV schedule. Families and fans can enjoy offerings from such current MeTV series as The Brady Bunch, M*A*S*H, The Beverly Hillbillies Cheers, Wonder Woman, Happy Days, The Andy Griffith Show, Gilligan's Island, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show and Laverne & Shirley. Newer series specially presented in "A Very Merry MeTV" include Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, The Commish, MacGyver, Touched By An Angel, The White Shadow, Hill Street Blues, Father Dowling Mysteries and more. There will be an airing of Mama's Family as well! Stay tuned for more info, such as info on sister network's Heroes & Icons Network's plans for the holidays.


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 Nov. 9-13 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, November 8, 2015

  • Vivica A Fox (True Jackson, VP/Out All Night) - Catch Vivica on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, November 9, 2015
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You/Out of Practice) - Watch Ty on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison visits The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie joins Clinton Kelly to make a tempting yet healthy side dish of acorn squash and bitter baby greens on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn discusses his memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy, on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia discusses her film James White on NBC's Today in the 9am hour, on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET, on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on HuffPost Live at 1:30pm.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about The 33 on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911) - Niecy is a guest on People Now.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on SI Now and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am..
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rainnn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also discusses his new book The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Enterainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) - Mackenzie reveals why we’re all one prescription away from being hooked on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911) - Niecy appears on People Now.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Rob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny visits on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/The Family Tools) - Leah talks about her 80 pound weight loss and the Scientology scandal on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia talks about My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret joins the Hot Topics conversation on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict (The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia shares what it was like growing up in a military family and joins Chrissy Teigen and military chef Sergeant First Class Castro in the kitchen to dish up chicken cordon bleu and mac and cheese on FABLife, so check your local listings.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy) - Dan is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • Marcus Scribner, Yara Shahidi, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin (black-ish) - Watch the young stars of black-ish on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show) and Janet Varney (You're the Worst) - Diedrich and Janet are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim discusses The Daly Show, the original comedy web series that Tim created with Sam Daly and Ben Shelton, on the AOL Build Show at 5:30pm.
  • Billy Crystal (Soap/The Comedians) - Billy appears on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise talks about her book Dear Mr. You on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office/Mr. Robinson) - Craig will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens) - Emma is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A.) - Scott will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate stops by to discuss her favorite holiday hacks and her latest projects on HuffPost Live at 5:30pm.
Friday, November 13, 2015
  • David Cross (Arrested Development/Running Wilde) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Ben appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John chats about Grandfathered on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Bill Engvall (The Bill Engvall Show) - Bill appears on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Vivica A Fox (True Jackson, VP/Out All Night) - Vivica teams with Carla Hall to make a terrific dish and talk about her new movie Carter High on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril co-hosts and makes stuffing on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on People Now.
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Adrian appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am. He will also be on HuffPost Live at 12pm.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Full House) - Bob talks about his Broadway show Hand of God on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
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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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