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

Thursday, January 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Separation Triangulation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali finds himself in the middle of domestic drama when he learns the woman he’s dating, Nell (Beth Behrs), has a very upset husband, Oliver (Walton Goggins). Also, when Sheldon rents his old room back for a quiet place to work, he drives Leonard crazy by being a model tenant.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Sex Fog and a Mild-To-Moderate Panic Attack" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Bonnie and Adam attend a traditional wedding, they discover they’re not on the same page about their own wedding. Also, Christy and Patrick have trouble setting the mood for their “first time."

Life in Pieces - "Goose Friends Auction Fog" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen sings in Tyler’s band, she gets caught up in the excitement and creates an awkward situation for him. Also, John and Greg decide to brew beer together, Matt donates one of his paintings to a silent auction for Tim’s medical charity, and Heather becomes jealous of Joan’s friendship with a classmate.

Superstore - "High Volume Store" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When corporate announces that the store is getting an upgrade, Amy (America Ferrera), Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Dina (Lauren Ash) set out to discover the pros and cons. Meanwhile, Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) accidentally volunteers to be Glenn's (Mark McKinney) surrogate, and tries to get out of it.

The Good Place - "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Janet (D'Arcy Carden) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) head to a destination that may have lasting implications.

Will & Grace - "The Wedding" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) attend the wedding of Will's ex-boyfriend, Vince (special guest star Bobby Cannavle). While Grace tries to keep Will from making a scene, Jack learns that his wedding hook-up has many strings attached.

Great News - "The Fast Track" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After an explosive fight with her daughter, Carol (Andrea Martin) is excited about her new position at "Morning Wined Up," but is disappointed to realize that the job offers less responsibility than she had hoped. Katie (Briga Heelan) is determined to bring down Fenton Pelt (guest star Jim Rash), the billionaire suing "The Breakdown," despite specific orders from Greg (Adam Campbell) and the network's attorney (guest star Tim Meadows) to leave him alone. When Katie's rousing speech about journalistic integrity fails to inspire anyone but Chuck (John Michael Higgins), who has been suspended from the show, she reluctantly joins forces, only to find that his investigative skills aren't what they used to be.

K.C. Undercover - "Take Me out" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A high-school math whiz trains to be an undercover spy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 15)

Thursday, January 18

  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Catch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:05am.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Selma Blair (Anger Management/Kath & Kim/Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane) - Selma visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11:15pm on Bravo.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff talks about 12 Strong on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jackée Harry (The Paynes/The First Family/The Game/227) - Jackée talks about her new OWN show The Paynes on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Giselle Eisenberg (Life in Pieces) - Giselle talks about Life in Pieces on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Clinton Kelly and Valerie are serving up a delicious dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ed Begley Jr. (Futureman/Your Family or Mine/Gary Unmarried) - Ed talks about Futureman on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Luis Guzmán (How to Make It in America/Luis) - Luis visits Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.


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