Friday, December 11, 2015

Freeform Launches Jan. 12; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 14, 2015)

Freeform

ABC Family announced that the network will officially be renamed Freeform on Tuesday, January 12, the same day as the season premiere of its #1 hit series, Pretty Little Liars, and the world premiere of its new original series, Shadowhunters. The name Freeform speaks to the network's ongoing priority to super-serve Becomers, fans on that epic adventure of becoming an adult, a life stage that spans people who are ages 14-34. Traditionally, Becomers are in high school, college and the decade that follows and are navigating the wonderful, fun, exciting, and scary time when you experience many of life's firsts -- from first kiss to first kid.

The audience's identity and experience are fluid as they explore endless possibilities and their passions take shape. Freeform is inspired by the interconnection between content and audience; media and technology; interactive and linear; life stage and lifestyle, and the way Becomers interact with them all. Freeform remains committed to the critically acclaimed original series and programming that have become pop culture phenomena and made it so successful with the Becomer audience. And finally as a note, Freeform will replace ABC Family on all channel line-ups on January 12; its channel number will not change.


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 Dec. 14-18, 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, December 13, 2015

  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, December 14, 2015
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about Sisters on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) - Jemaine is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He also talks about his new Netflix series F Is for Family on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane is a guest on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin talks about Fargo on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
  • John Krasinksi (The Office) - Catch John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse) - Mike appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Brian is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer talks about Joy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura visits The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Full House) - Lori drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy Norwood (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha) - Brandy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation and Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Amy and Ike talk about Sisters on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten dishes on her hit Netflix show Jessica Jones on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina talks about Sisters on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Watch Wanda on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet) - Mary Lynn is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show/The New Dick Van Dyke Show) - Dick appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Distefano (Benders) - Chris discusses his new IFC comedy series Benders on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike talks about Sisters on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads) - Vanessa talks Christmas morning and where she spends the holidays with her family on People Now.
  • Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show/The New Dick Van Dyke Show) - Dick celebrates his 90th birthday and new book, Keep Moving, on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer is a guest on Charlie Rose on PBS, so check your local listings.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Catch Jeffrey on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock, Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) and Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - The cast of Sisters are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Lily stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sara Gilbert (Bad Teacher/The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Sara and her wife, Linda Perry, are giving Rach the scoop on their new kids' music album on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip on People Now.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia shares a festive silver fizz cocktail, just in time for the holidays, on People Now.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about her new movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah discusses her new company, Foodstirs, a culinary lifestyle brand that offers convenient, delicious and healthier ways to bring families together in the kitchen on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, December 18, 2015
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The McCarthys/The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Laurie and Bruce Willis take viewers behind the scenes of Broadway's Misery on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kathy Najimy (Veronica's Closet) - Kathy talks about Unforgettable on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah is a guest on The Meredith Vieira Show (check your local listings) and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about her new movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip on New York Live on HuffPost Live at 1:10pm.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh 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
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, January 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "Clean Slate" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On the eve of Chinese New Year, Jessica pushes the entire family to settle all debts, disputes and grudges to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Unsure if she can contain her temper for the remainder of the day, Jessica enlists Emery to makes sure she keeps her cool. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan go on a wild goose chase to hunt down some hate mail, and Eddie is forced to entertain his super lame cousin.

Speechless - " S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Luke’s Halloween party isn’t the monster bash he dreamed of and is at risk of having the worst party of the year. Sensing trouble, the rest of the Dunphy’s realize all his party needs is a visit from Rod Skyhook, a little promotion and some adult supervision to get it started. Meanwhile at the Tucker-Pritchett home, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the darkside. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of an old enemy, he enlists him to deliver a trick he will never forget.

black-ish - "Good Dre Hunting" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow convinces a begrudging Dre to try therapy, and he learns how to cope with his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes a life coach to the kids.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Charlie thinks Mac's mom is holding his mom hostage so the gang installs spy cameras in their house to monitor what's going on. What they end up discovering is the moms are quite entertaining once Dennis makes some quick edits and adds a laugh track to the surveillance footage. Dee wants in on the new hit show and Frank becomes obsessed with banging Charlie's mom now that he's seen her on TV.

Man Seeking Woman - "Horse" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Lucy attempts to forge a relationship with Josh's best friend Mike.

Schitt's Creek - "The Throuple" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David and Stevie try to come to terms with their new relationship; Alexis and Moira plan a mother/daughter lunch.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Wednesday, January 18

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Watch Wendi on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) and B.J. Novak (The Office) - Neil and B.J. are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. Neil can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:20am.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Less Than Perfect) - Patrick is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet/Kirstie) - Kirstie dishes about the new season of Scream Queens and her weight loss with Jenny Craig on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.