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, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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