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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 23

Downward Dog - "Boundaries" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Nan installs an automatic dog door so she can take away Jason’s key but still keep him as Martin’s dog walker, Martin is convinced he can suddenly open doors with his mind, and the new-found power goes to his head.  Meanwhile at work, Nan’s boss is unable to understand the new ad campaign Nan sold to the corporate bosses, and he spirals into confusion.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bank Job" / "Crime & Punishment" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Jake and Rosa continue their search for a bank-robbing operation with Lieutenant Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon), they realize there’s more to her team than meets the eye. After discovering a dangerous secret, they call for back-up from Holt and Pimento (guest star Jason Mantzoukas). Meanwhile, Boyle objects to Gina’s new boyfriend (guest star Ryan Phillipe). Then, Jake and Rosa are framed for a crime they didn’t commit, it’s up to the Nine-Nine to find a way to bust them out.

Great News - "Carol Has a Bully" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Carol (Andrea Martin) has a midterm she must pass in order to keep her internship. Katie (Briga Heelan) needs to choose between helping her mom and focusing on her hacking story, which she can't seem to crack. Meanwhile, Greg's (Adam Campbell) wealthy estranged grandmother (guest star Christina Pickles) pays a visit to the office. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) finds her cold and cruel, but almost immediately falls in love with her.

Great News - "Carol's Eleven" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) makes a huge discovery about the story she's been chasing and, with the help of Carol (Andrea Martin) and the rest of the staff, concocts a scheme to get the story out. Greg (Adam Campbell) struggles with balancing his conflicting loyalties to his family, co-workers and conscience.

Mann & Wife - "Mann, Shut Yo Mouth" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Struggling to solve a tough case, an exhausted Daniel falls asleep and wakes up in a 70's blaxploitation cop show.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Tuesday, May 23

  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Catch Terry on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Huebel (Trasparent/Burning Love) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried), Andrew Santino (I'm Dying Up Here/Sin City Saints) and Erik Griffin (I'm Dying Up Here) - Al, Andrew and Erik are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular and The Big Bang Theory on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Kyle teams up with Clinton Kelly to grill up a great entrĂ©e on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nicole Byer ( Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Zoe talks about her new comedy Band Aid on the AOL Build Show 1pm.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on AOL Build Show 4pm.