Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from SitcomsOnline; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 28, 2015)

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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. 28, 2015-Jan. 1, 2016, 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!


Monday, December 28, 2015
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch Wanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rita Moreno (Happily Divorced) - Rita visits Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program)- Sarah is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti stops by The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami/Fired Up) - Mark appears on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah shares her favorite kid-friendly holiday desserts on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) and Raini Rodriguez (Austin & Ally) - Sibling actors Rico and Raini are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - Catch John on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family) - Bill appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Brian appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He also appears on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy Norwood (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha) - Brandy talks about her BET sitcom Zoe Ever After on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Alex Meneses (Telenovela) - Alex discusses Telenovela on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra is a guest on People Now.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) - Victoria appears on People Now.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia is a guest on People Now.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
  • Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife) - Watch Michaela on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!)- Wendi chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about Grandfathered on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Portia de Rossi (Better Off Ted/Arrested Development/Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher/Too Something) - Portia appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He also guest co-hosts a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • James Van Der Beek Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James talks the latest crime-drama happenings on CSI: Cyber on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats) - Kelli discusses Lab Rats on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym appears on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) and Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Catch Tina, Amy, Ike and Maya on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan visits Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Eric Christian Olsen (The Loop) - Eric is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Billy Bob Thorton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette talks about Mozart in the Jungle on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny visits ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffalo Bill) - Geena speaks out on women's rights and looks back at her career on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sophie Reynolds (Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything) - Sophie talks about Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Truth Be Told/Saved by the Bell) and Tone Bell (Truth Be Told/Bad Jude) - Mark-Paul and Tone are guests on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
Friday, January 1, 2016
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jemaine Clements (Flights of the Conchords) - Jemaine is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens) - Emma visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jane Krakowski (Undateable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami/Fired Up) - Mark is part of the Plugged-In panel on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
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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.


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